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Developing an effective compounding strategy

Developing an effective compounding strategy

Developing an effective compounding strategy is critical to ensuring patients have access to properly compounded medications, but because each organization’s needs differ, a one-size-fits-all solution cannot be applied to every hospital. A careful evaluation of the institution’s requirements, the available infrastructure for compounding medications in-house, and any registered 503B compounding facilities in the vicinity with …

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risk of exposure to hazardous drugs

Risk of Exposure to Hazardous Drugs

Although most pharmacy personnel will say that the highest risk of exposure to hazardous drugs is during the compounding process, we feel that there is an even greater risk of exposure to hazardous materials during shipping and receiving. Under the current regulations as well as the upcoming USP <800> the hazardous materials are usually ordered …

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Developing an effective compounding strategy

Making TPN compounding safe

In the last couple of years, we have recorded a serious upswing and increase in the use of automated IV preparation systems. Their popularity is directly linked to their ease of use since they combine barcode scanning and Digital image capture to ensure safer and more efficient compounding processes. With the increase of use of …

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Are Cancer Clinics a pregnancy risk for employees?

  Lately, 2 women have reported that they can relate their birth miscarriages to their job and the work environment they are employed in the chemo – cancer treatment clinics. Besides these reports, there have been several other complaints where other personnel-related their illness to the 503(b) facility they are working in. As we see …

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pass through chamber

What is the StageThru800?

This StageThru800 is a negative pressure, isolated, Pass-through, CVE  device that is intended to provide a significantly safer way for incoming shipments to be staged and prepped for entry into the hazardous drug compounding area. his equipment is designed to provide a protective barrier for the operator.  It is not iso-classified.  It is not appropriate for …

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How to get a clean-room designed, built and certified in less than 5 months

In case you missed the presentation we did a few days ago on “How to get a clean-room designed, built, and certified in less than 5 months which will have a ‘Plug and Play’ feature for permanent or temporary installations “, we now have the recordings available for on-demand review. In this presentation, we review the …

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Compounding Capabilities during Cleanroom Renovations

When renovating a cleanroom, or creating one from non-cleanroom space, understanding the details — of the site, building, planned research, and equipment — is essential. Cleanrooms are like race cars. When properly designed and built, they are highly efficient performance machines. When poorly designed and built, they operate poorly and are unreliable. The cost of cleanroom varies …

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Exposure To Hazardous Materials

Exposure to Hazardous Materials during Shipping and Receiving

Whether isolator or cleanroom-based working areas, if we’re talking about both sterile and hazardous sterile preparations we recognize the first source of Exposure To Hazardous Materials . The first known is actually outside of the cleanroom and is the pre-cleaning station. In the hazardous drug area, we like to see packages from shipping and receiving brought …

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The base of the supplying contracts covers a wide range of Primary Engineering Control

Primary Engineering Control Devices for Premier, Inc. GPO

With two in house agreements with Premier, Inc. Aseptic Enclosures now allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier. The base of the supplying contracts covers a wide range of Primary Engineering Control Devices (I.V. Hoods, Isolators, Bio-Chemical Hoods, and Laminar Work Benches) in addition to Pharmacy Planning and …

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