Considerations on Facility and Engineering Controls in the Wake of USP <800>

On July 1, 2018, USP General Chapter <800> will be implemented to enforce the standards for safe handling of hazardous drugs. From a facility design and building infrastructure standpoint, achieving USP <800> compliance can be a formidable and expensive task for many healthcare institutions.

Download this whitepaper to explore the challenges imposed by USP <800> Section 5: Facilities and Engineering Controls and gain insight on potential modifications to overcome them.

In this 12 page whitepaper, you will learn about:

  • Space requirements for receipt, unpacking, storage and compounding of hazardous drugs.
  • Optimal layouts for non-sterile and sterile hazardous drug compounding rooms.
  • Modular versus traditional stick built rooms.
  • Typical facility infrastructure challenges and considerations.