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Mastering the Microbes: A Guide to Controlling Microbial Activity in the Lab

Mastering microbial activity in the lab is indispensable for accurate results and groundbreaking discoveries. From safeguarding sample integrity to achieving consistent experimental outcomes, understanding how to control microbes is vital for every laboratory scientist. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the intricate realm of microbial activity, equipping you with the knowledge and tools […]

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Mastering microbial activity in the lab is indispensable for accurate results and groundbreaking discoveries. From safeguarding sample integrity to achieving consistent experimental outcomes, understanding how to control microbes is vital for every laboratory scientist. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the intricate realm of microbial activity, equipping you with the knowledge and tools

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Comprehensive List of Clean room Supplies Essential for Optimal Cleanroom Operations

Introduction: To ensure optimal performance, it is crucial for companies to utilize the appropriate clean room supplies. In this article, we present a comprehensive list of essential cleanroom supplies that companies must utilize in their cleanroom facilities. Here are Important Clean room Supplies:   Cleanroom Apparel: Proper attire is paramount in preventing human particles from

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Introduction: To ensure optimal performance, it is crucial for companies to utilize the appropriate clean room supplies. In this article, we present a comprehensive list of essential cleanroom supplies that companies must utilize in their cleanroom facilities. Here are Important Clean room Supplies:   Cleanroom Apparel: Proper attire is paramount in preventing human particles from

USP 797 IV Room Requirements

Understanding USP 797 IV Room Requirements for Safe Medication Compounding

In healthcare, medication compounding plays a critical role in patient care. However, the process of compounding injectable medications carries a certain degree of risk, which is why the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has set forth guidelines and standards for safe and effective compounding practices. One such standard is USP 797, which outlines the IV room

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In healthcare, medication compounding plays a critical role in patient care. However, the process of compounding injectable medications carries a certain degree of risk, which is why the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has set forth guidelines and standards for safe and effective compounding practices. One such standard is USP 797, which outlines the IV room

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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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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

In the last couple of years, in an effort of Making TPN compounding safe, 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

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In the last couple of years, in an effort of Making TPN compounding safe, 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

How to Configure Isolation Rooms in Healthcare Facilities

Due to COVID 19, the need for isolation rooms for various needs and patients. There have been a number of cases where the transmission of the virus occurred in a healthcare facility.

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Due to COVID 19, the need for isolation rooms for various needs and patients. There have been a number of cases where the transmission of the virus occurred in a healthcare facility.

Covid-19 related deaths equal to the annual HAI death rate

What is the impact of health care-associated infections? As is the case for many other patient safety issues, health care-associated infections create additional suffering and come at a high cost for patients and their families. Infections prolong hospital stays, create long-term disability, increase resistance to antimicrobials, represent a massive additional financial burden for health systems,

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What is the impact of health care-associated infections? As is the case for many other patient safety issues, health care-associated infections create additional suffering and come at a high cost for patients and their families. Infections prolong hospital stays, create long-term disability, increase resistance to antimicrobials, represent a massive additional financial burden for health systems,

Cleaning Program under the Revised Propositions

Cleaning Program under the Revised Propositions The proposed revisions to USP <795>, USP <797>, as well as proposed USP <800>, all include sections devoted to cleaning and surface sampling. Proposed/Revised USP <795> defines cleaning as: The process of removing soil (eg, organic and inorganic material) from objects and surfaces, normally accomplished by manually or mechanically

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Cleaning Program under the Revised Propositions The proposed revisions to USP <795>, USP <797>, as well as proposed USP <800>, all include sections devoted to cleaning and surface sampling. Proposed/Revised USP <795> defines cleaning as: The process of removing soil (eg, organic and inorganic material) from objects and surfaces, normally accomplished by manually or mechanically

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The Risks of Automated Compounding of IV Products

The last couple of years we have recorded a serious upswing and increase of 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 such technology

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The last couple of years we have recorded a serious upswing and increase of 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 such technology

Sterile Techniques

Sterile Techniques and Role of Pharmacists and Technicians to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections

Sterile techniques can be defined as a set of specific work practices and procedures performed under carefully controlled conditions with the goal of minimizing the introduction of contamination. USP Chapter <797> emphasizes the important role that compounding personnel play—especially through aseptic technique or how they use their hands—in preventing inadvertent contamination of CSPs during preparation.The

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Sterile techniques can be defined as a set of specific work practices and procedures performed under carefully controlled conditions with the goal of minimizing the introduction of contamination. USP Chapter <797> emphasizes the important role that compounding personnel play—especially through aseptic technique or how they use their hands—in preventing inadvertent contamination of CSPs during preparation.The