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August 18: Hazardous Drug Decontamination – Understanding its Purpose and Validating Best Practices
Compounders working with hazardous drugs (HD) face the daily challenge of surface contamination, as HD poses a threat of unintended exposure unless proper removal from work surfaces takes place. Despite practice and quality standards set out by USP Chapter <800>, confusion remains among the compounding community with HD removal, particularly decontamination.
This activity aims to clarify the purpose of decontamination of non-sterile and sterile preparations by exploring the differences between deactivation, decontamination, cleaning, and disinfection, as well as discussing appropriate agents for the decontamination of HD on surfaces. Under a practice setting, the program will also explore the importance of verifying processes and agents for decontaminating, while discussing procedures for validating effective HD decontamination.