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Hazardous Drug Handling and Workplace Safety: Countdown to Implementation of USP <800> Practical Compliance Strategies

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Date Published

August 14, 2019


Spectrum Pharmacy Products


Compliance, Compounding, Hazardous Drugs, USP <800>


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USP General Chapter <800> becomes official on December 1, 2019. Pharmacists and technicians need to prepare appropriately for implementation of these important standards for hazardous drug handling. This one-hour program covers the background that lead to creation of the chapter and offers key take-aways for an effective compliance plan.

Learning Objectives for Pharmacists and Technicians:
1) Describe the genesis of USP <800> Be able to describe its scope and the overlapping regulatory authorities who could enforce its standards.
2) Identify the key employee safety issues surrounding the handling of Hazardous Drugs (HDs) in Pharmacies.
3) Discuss the current regulatory environment with focus on the most common citations confronting compounders who handle HDs.
4) Be able to list ten (10) tangible take-aways for pharmacy owners (compounding supervisors) to add to their USP <800> compliance plan.

ACPE logo The American College of Apothecaries (ACA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACA has accredited this program for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and technicians: ACPE UAN#: 0201-9999-19-063-H07-P and 0201-9999-19-063-H07-T.

If you are interested in earning credit for this program, please note that you will be asked to enter your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth during the credit selection step of the registration process. If you have not yet registered your NABP e-Profile ID, please visit

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Lou Diorio, RPh, FAPhA
Principal - LDT Health Solutions, Inc.

Lou Diorio, RPh is a principal of LDT Health Solutions, Inc. (LDT) a medication safety and quality management consulting... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Hazardous Drug Handling and Workplace Safety - Video
Hazardous Drug Handling and Workplace Safety - Slide Handout
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If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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How to Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

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