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Implementing USP <800>

We aim to simplify the USP <800> process

We're all in when it comes to helping promote patient, worker and environmental safety. So when something as important as USP <800> comes along, we want to share our expertise to help you implement it. USP <800> provides standards for safe handling of hazardous drugs to minimize the risk of exposure to healthcare personnel, patients and the environment. We bring together expert insights, experiences and recommendations to help you get started.

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Understanding the risks

Hazardous drugs, like Antineoplastics, save lives but also pose an exposure risk to those admixing, transporting and delivering them. USP <800> defines processes intended to minimize the exposure to hazardous drugs in healthcare settings.

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“Published studies have shown that workplace exposures to hazardous drugs can cause both acute and chronic health effects.”

2004 NIOSH ALERT. Preventing Occupational Exposures to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings.

Get started. People and processes. 

USP <800> contains 18 sections and bridges multiple departments and cost centers. But where, when and how to start?