Sterile pharmacy cleanroom apparel consists of sterile coveralls, lab coats, frocks, protective sleeves, hoods, boot and shoe covers, face masks, and cleanroom gloves. When working in a sterile compounding pharmacy, sterile pharmacy cleanroom apparel is becoming more and more in demand due to its extra level of protection against foreign contamination. In the past, most compounding pharmacists wore standard, lab-grade non-shedding gowns or suits. However, with the ever-increasing quality control guidelines and standard operating procedures being created, as well as the enforcement of USP 797, many pharmacists are gearing up in clean and sterile cleanroom apparel. In addition, sterile pharmacy cleanroom apparel is also sometimes demanded by the FDA and other regulatory agencies that seek to ensure maximum safety for both the pharmacy staff as well as the patients consuming the pharmaceuticals.
Sterile Pharmacy Cleanroom Apparel Styles
We recommend that all sterile compounding pharmacists wear a full sterile bunny suit, which is a coverall with attached hood and boot covers. The main goal when suiting up is to cover as much skin as possible. The main areas that skin is exposed and penalized by the FDA is at the ankles and neck. If you choose to wear a coverall that does not have an attached hood and boot, we recommend that you wear a boot cover instead of a shoe cover. This will ensure an overlap on the bottom of the coverall leg and the top of the boot cover. Sometimes a shoe cover will not overlap the bottom of the coverall leg, thus exposing your ankle skin. The same thing goes when wearing a separate hood instead of one attached to your sterile pharmacy coveralls. You risk the chance of neck skin being exposed, which is a violation and penalized by the FDA. Cleanroom Connection works with over 500 sterile compounding pharmacies in the USA and establishes close relationships with it’s customers. Customer feedback regarding FDA audits and inspections are valuable information that can be used to prepare other pharmacies that work with Cleanroom Connection so they are prepared and pass all inspections and audits. The most popular styles of sterile pharmacy cleanroom apparel is coveralls and frocks, which are knee-length lab coats.
Sterile Compounding Pharmacy Cleanroom Supplies
As the integration of clean rooms into pharmacies and hospital pharmacies continues to rise, these facilities will need to work with a cleanroom supplier that specializes in pharmaceutical clean rooms. Cleanroom Connection is the leading pharmacy cleanroom supplier in the USA, with close relationships to PCAB and other compounding and pharmaceutical organizations. With over 10 years of supplying sterile compounding pharmacy clean rooms, a complete selection of hand-picked pharmacy cleanroom supplies is stocked and sold at wholesale pricing. If you are a new pharmacy or seeking to implement sterile pharmacy cleanroom apparel into your facility, call us toll-free at 800.616.5319 for a free consultation. We specialize in helping new and existing compounding pharmacies improve their cleanliness and cleaning procedures to maximize worker and patient safety.
We recommend viewing the Cleanroom Connection website to see the most popular sterile pharmacy cleanroom apparel and pharmacy cleanroom supplies. Free samples are available on all items. Free advice and help in choosing the proper cleanroom supplies is available for all customers.