USP 797 Impacts Pharmacy Space and Design

BiocabinetThis post has been replaced with a new post Understanding the Impact of USP 800 on Pharmacies that addresses the compounding of hazardous drugs as well as the updated USP 797.

USP 797 is a regulation that governs any pharmacy that compounds sterile preparations including centralized and satellite hospital-based pharmacies, outpatient pharmacies, and off-site pharmacies. USP 797 is designed to cut down on infections transmitted to patients through pharmaceutical products and to better protect staff working in pharmacies in the course of their exposure to pharmaceuticals. Issued by U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), USP 797 has been endorsed by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) who expects that organization will be in full compliance by January 2008.

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