Contamination Control

Reducing risks of exposure to HDs

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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Making TPN compounding safe

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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What is the StageThru800?

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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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 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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