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Anteroom Configuration in Mobile Cleanroom

Under the USP 800, an anteroom is defined as “An ISO Class 7 or cleaner room” where personnel hand hygiene, garbing procedures, and other activities that generate high particulate levels are performed. The ante-room is the transition room between the unclassified area of the facility and the buffer room. USP 800 requires ante-rooms to produce …

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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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Reducing risks of exposure to HDs

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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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 it, …

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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 contamination and exposure risk.  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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Aseptic Enclosures is a Contracted Supplier of GPO Leader Premier, Inc.

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 …

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