USP 800 Cleanroom Requirements for Garments

The healthcare and pharmacy industry faces numerous challenges in ensuring the safety of their workers, especially those involved in handling hazardous drugs, such as chemotherapy agents. Exposure to these drugs poses significant health risks, including skin contact contamination. To mitigate these risks, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Chapter 800 sets stringent guidelines for maximizing safety…

USP800-Compliant Shoe Covers

Using shoe covers in a way that complies with USP800 is a small, but vital, detail in controlling microbial contamination in your critical environment. Proper use of shoe covers also protects cleanroom workers and others outside the cleanroom when hazardous drugs (HDs) are handled. USP800 specifically addresses the use of shoe covers. This includes a…

Find Your Gaps in USP 800 Compliance

USP 800 officially went into effect December 1, 2019. It is an excellent guide to protecting pharmacy techs, healthcare personnel, patients, cleanroom cleaning staff, and even our planet from contamination by hazardous drugs (HD). Note that for the federal government (OSHA, FDA, CMS, others) to be able to enforce USP 800, it must be named…

Pharmacy Cleanroom Cleaning to USP Standards

Compounding Pharmacy Cleaning to USP Standards with Troubleshooting Ideas The video from Pharmacy Purchasing & Products below is chock full of information about how USP 795, 797, and 800 guide cleaning protocols and creation of related standard operating procedures (SOPs) for non-sterile areas and sterile pharmacies. It offers specific guidance about keeping your critical environment…

Important USP 800 Compliance For Hospitals, Healthcare, & Pharma

USP 800 seeks to address the situation in which millions of healthcare workers are exposed to hazardous medications on a daily basis in hospitals, pharmacies and other related facilities. Hundreds of hazardous drugs (HDs) are compounded on a daily basis. Studies show a variety of health risks for hazardous drug-exposed workers including headaches, eye issues,…

Sterile Chemo Gowns and Gloves For USP 800 Compliance

Best Sterile Chemo Gowns & Gloves For USP 800 Compliance? With enforcement of USP 800, healthcare facilities and pharmacies are seeking economic and effective sterile chemo gowns and chemo gloves. As per USP 800, these items must pass the ASTMD6798-05 standard which tests for permeation of chemotherapy and other hazardous drugs such as hormones. Cleanroom…