Hazardous Drug Handling and Workplace Safety: Countdown to Implementation of USP <800> Practical Compliance Strategies
Published by Spectrum Pharmacy Products and Kansas Pharmacists Association
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USP General Chapter <800> becomes official on December 1, 2019. Pharmacists and technicians need to prepare appropriately for implementation of these important standards for hazardous drug handling. This one-hour program covers the background that lead to creation of the chapter and offers key take-aways for an effective compliance plan.
Learning Objectives for Pharmacists and Technicians:
1) Describe the genesis of USP <800> Be able to describe its scope and the overlapping regulatory authorities who could enforce its standards.
2) Identify the key employee safety issues surrounding the handling of Hazardous Drugs (HDs) in Pharmacies.
3) Discuss the current regulatory environment with focus on the most common citations confronting compounders who handle HDs.
4) Be able to list ten (10) tangible take-aways for pharmacy owners (compounding supervisors) to add to their USP <800> compliance plan.
The American College of Apothecaries (ACA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACA has accredited this program for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and technicians: ACPE UAN#: 0201-9999-19-063-H07-P and 0201-9999-19-063-H07-T.
If you are interested in earning credit for this program, please note that you will be asked to enter your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth during the credit selection step of the registration process. If you have not yet registered your NABP e-Profile ID, please visit www.nabp.net.
Lou Diorio, RPh, FAPhA
Principal - LDT Health Solutions, Inc.
Lou Diorio, RPh is a principal of LDT Health Solutions, Inc. (LDT) a medication safety and quality management consulting... Read MoreLou Diorio, RPh is a principal of LDT Health Solutions, Inc. (LDT) a medication safety and quality management consulting company serving clients nationwide. Lou is a graduate of Long Island University’s Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice for the College and a preceptor. Lou has extensive experience in IV and extemporaneous compounding; and, writes, and consults on these topics. Lou lends his expertise to many State Boards of Pharmacy and is a nationally recognized subject matter expert on compounding. Read Less
August 14, 2019
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
Hazardous Drug Handling and Workplace Safety - Video
Hazardous Drug Handling and Workplace Safety - Slide Handout
How To Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed
internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like.
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If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below).
If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a
Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions.
Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing
all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.