HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE TO

USP 800

U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention has set a new standard: USP General Chapter <800> which takes effect on December 01, 2019. These guidelines provide a set of standards to healthcare workers to reduce the risk of handling hazardous drugs, and safeguarding both patients and healthcare personnel.

 

According to the guidelines, some glove-related requirements in chemotherapy administration includes:

1) Examination gloves to comply to ASTM D6987

2) Double gloving

 

Source:

1.    https://www.usp.org/compounding/general-chapter-hazardous-drugs-handling-healthcare
2.    https://www.usp.org/sites/default/files/usp/document/our-work/healthcare-quality-safety/general-chapter-800.pdf
3.    https://www.uspnf.com/notices/gc-800-hazardous-drugs-handling-in-healthcare-settings 

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