The Chapter <800> Answer Book, Second Edition expands on the first edition and outlines quality-of-practice standards for handling hazardous drugs (HDs) that promote the safety of patients and healthcare personnel who are exposed daily to HDs. Kienle’s updated resource provides guidance and practical advice about requirements for implementation, receiving, handling and transport of HDs, ongoing medical surveillance of personnel handling HDs, and establishment of separate negative pressure containment areas for compounding of HDs.
The Chapter <800> Answer Book, Second Edition will follow a hazardous drug as it transits through a healthcare facility, addressing core elements of the USP chapter (19 sections) and providing a balance of both formal requirements as well as practical advice and consideration for compliance.
The Q&A approach of the chapter provides a comprehensive overview and explanation of the requirements of USP Ch <800> as well as:
•Hazardous Drug Risk Assessment Form
•Sample Form: Employee Acknowledgement of Hazardous Drug Risk
• List of Policies Required and Recommended in USP <800>
•List of new and updated questions since the first edition
•Sample “Action Plan” for Compliance with Ch <800>
Author Patricia Kienle is a known authority on sterile compounding. She currently serves as a member of the USP Compounding Expert Committee and was Chair of the subcommittee and Expert Panel that developed Ch. <800> as a guide for practical advice and explanation to help ensure compliance with the requirements of USP <800>.