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An Organizational Approach to Implementing USP Chapter <800>: Strategies for Success

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 2:00-3:00 pm ET

While previous regulations around sterile compounding and hazardous medications impacting different parts of a hospital or health system, the pharmacy department owned the majority of facility, workflow, and procedural changes. With the finalizing of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Chapter <800>, new standards, requirements and responsibilities for how sterile and non-sterile hazardous medications are to be handled were put in place to provide protection to employees and patients. Unlike previous chapters, USP Chapter <800> includes requirements that influence receiving to disposal of hazardous medications impacting healthcare professionals and staff throughout an organization.
While pharmacy is greatly impacted, the extensive and far-reaching changes necessitate the inclusion of healthcare professionals across an organization, including patient safety, facilities, employee health, human resources, nursing, and leadership among others. This presentation reviews strategies for success related to developing committee structure, membership, and multi-disciplinary implementation related to USP <800>.

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  • List suggested multi-disciplinary health care professionals to include in USP Chapter <800> implementation.
  • Identify specific topics or controversial components of USP Chapter <800> that require support and review from other staff and health care professionals.
  • Review strategies to structure and organize committees to support components and overall implementation of USP Chapter <800>.


  • Kimberly Mehta, Pharm.D., MPH, Director of Medication Safety & Regulatory, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Bridget Gegorski, Pharm.D., M.S., Medication Safety Officer, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH

Continuing Education:

ACPEThe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge-based activity will provide 1.0 hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credits (ACPE#: 0204-0000-19-550-L03-P/0204-0000-19-550-L03-T).

Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) for this activity will be processed on ASHP's eLearning portal and reported directly to CPE Monitor. After completion of the live webinar, you will process and claim CPE credit online at Pharmacists will need the enrollment code that will be announced at the end of the webinar and your eProfile ID from NABP to earn CPE credits. Follow the prompts to claim credit within 60 days after completing the activity.

CE Activity Announcement

The ASHP Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners is recognized for the organization of this webinar continuing education activity.

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