The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has released the final version of Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs: Handling in Healthcare Settings, and all facilities must be in compliance by December 1, 2019. One major component of implementation that has left hospitals and health care systems across the nation searching for best practice strategies is the requirement for a hazardous drug list and the performance of an assessment of risk.
The use of an assessment of risk can help support employee and patient safety, while decreasing the impact to operational workflow, however can only be implemented on selected hazardous medications. The use of an assessment of risk and design of a strategy to ensure success of front line staff can be a challenging, but essential task to the implementation of USP Chapter <800>. This presentation includes the description of implementation strategies and assessment of risk tools that can be modified for use at health care facilities.
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- Discuss a hazardous drug list from required and recommended sources.
- Identify which medications qualify for an assessment of risk to determine alternative containment strategies.
- Describe a plan for education and implementation of a hazardous drug list using required USP Chapter <800> controls and assessment of risk alternative containment strategies.
- Gregory P. Burger, PharmD, CPPS, FASHP, NREMT, Medication Safety Coordinator, Risk Management Department, Stormont Vail Health, Topeka, KS
- Stacy L. Carson, PharmD, BCPS, FISMP, Medication Safety Coordinator - Pharmacy, AdventHealth, Orlando, FL
The 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#: 0204-0000-19-099-L07-P/0204-0000-19-099-L07-T).
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