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USP 800 - What you Need To know
Includes a Live Event on 03/18/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) published a new standard on hazardous drugs in the healthcare setting on February 2016. The chapter provides standards for safe handling of hazardous drugs to minimize the risk of exposure to healthcare personnel, patients and the environment. General Chapter <800> defines a hazardous drug based on the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) List. NIOSH considers a drug hazardous if it exhibits one or more of the following characteristics in humans or animals: carcinogenicity, teratogenicity or other developmental toxicity, reproductive toxicity, organ toxicity at low doses, genotoxicity, or structure and toxicity profiles of new drugs that mimic existing drugs determined hazardous by the above criteria. This webinar will provide an overview of USP General Chapter <800> standards for handling hazardous drugs in the healthcare setting.
- Participants will be able to explain what USP 800 is.
- Participants will be able to describe their role in USP 800.
- Participants will be able to implement updates to their current practices to incorporate USP 800 practices.