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Navigating USP 800: Essential Storage Solutions for Safe Hazardous Drug Compounding

USP 800 Compliance

The USP 800 guidelines set strict standards for safe handling of hazardous drugs (HDs) in healthcare settings. This includes proper storage to minimize the risk of exposure to personnel, patients, and the environment. At Storage Systems Unlimited, we understand the challenges of USP 800 compliance, especially when it comes to non-standard hazardous compounding.

What is Non-Standard Hazardous Compounding?

Non-standard hazardous compounding refers to the preparation of medications that are not commercially available or require modification from a commercially available form. This can include manipulating dosage forms, combining medications, or creating individualized doses.

USP 800 and Non-Standard Hazardous Compounding

USP 800 dictates specific storage requirements for HDs, including:

  • Segregated Storage: HDs must be stored separately from non-hazardous medications.
  • Designated Areas: HD storage should be in a well-defined, secure location with limited access.
  • Containment and Ventilation: Certain HDs may require special storage cabinets or ventilated enclosures to minimize airborne exposure risks.

Storage Solutions for Non-Standard Hazardous Compounding

Here’s where Storage Systems Unlimited can help:

  • Specialized Cabinets: We offer a variety of cabinets designed for HD storage, including flammable cabinets, controlled substance cabinets, and ventilated enclosures.
  • Customizable Shelving: Our modular shelving systems allow you to configure storage to fit specific container sizes and quantities of HDs.
  • Spill Containment: We provide spill containment solutions like trays and workstations to ensure safe handling and cleanup of potential spills.
  • Labeling and Signage: Clear labeling of storage areas and containers is crucial for compliance. We offer labeling solutions to meet USP 800 requirements.

We go beyond simply providing storage products. Our team of experts can help you assess your USP 800 compliance needs and recommend the optimal storage solutions for your non-standard hazardous compounding activities. We can also assist with:

  • Storage Area Design: We can help you design a safe and efficient storage space that meets USP 800 guidelines.
  • Workflow Optimization: We can help streamline your workflow by optimizing storage layout and access for staff.
  • Ongoing Compliance Support: We offer ongoing consultations and support to ensure your storage practices remain compliant with USP 800.

Ensuring Patient Safety and Staff Well-being:

By prioritizing proper storage of hazardous drugs, you can significantly reduce the risk of exposure for healthcare personnel and patients. Storage Systems Unlimited is dedicated to helping you achieve a safe and compliant environment for non-standard hazardous drug compounding.

Contact us today to discuss your specific needs and explore how we can help you navigate USP 800 compliance with the right storage solutions.