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 sterile and contamination free. Included are:
- A brief overview of the state of compliance for cleaning and hazardous drug handling today (in 2020) in compounding pharmacies (and it shows room for improvement).
- Review of the top contamination sources in pharmacy cleanrooms and areas to inspect when troubleshooting contamination including often overlooked areas such as gaskets on equipment, doors, and outlets degraded by cleaning chemicals or age or non-sterile powder released when opening vial caps.
- A reminder about the importance of cleaning supplies and chemicals compatibility and safety.
- Sources of information to help you develop your cleaning chemicals regimen.
Also, see our videos on proper sterile mopping techniques.
Cleanroom Connection has excellent resources to help you overcome contamination issues and be in compliance with USP standards. Consulting for cleanroom cleaning supplies and apparel is complimentary. Explore our cleanroom supplies or call 800-616-5319 for advice from cleanroom-trained consultants or for free samples.
Use our pharmacy cleanroom cleaning procedures guide with sample checklists to improve cleanroom safety and adherence to protocols.