USP <800>: How to Prepare for the New Hazardous Drug Handling Requirements

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USP <800>: How to Prepare for the New Hazardous Drug Handling Requirements 

Kurt A. Patton, MS, RPh

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) published standards in 2016 to protect workers who handle hazardous drugs. The requirements go into effect in December 2019.

These changes, the culmination of more than three decades of work to protect healthcare workers, will fall under a wide variety of jurisdictions—leaving it unclear who is responsible for ensuring proper disposal.

USP <800>: How to Prepare for the New Hazardous Drug Requirements is the resource you need to understand the best practices for handling hazardous drugs in a healthcare setting. This detailed how-to guide on USP compliance, authored by Kurt Patton, MS, RPh, will approach the topic from the perspective of a Joint Commission survey.


Published: November 2018

Page count: 120
Dimentions: 8.5x11
ISBN: 978-1-68308-876-9

Table of Contents

About the Author

Chapter 1: What is a Hazardous Drug?

Chapter 2: The Current State of Regulations and Standards

Chapter 3: Nonsterile Hazardous Drug Compounding

Chapter 4: Environment of Care Standards Implications

Chapter 5: The Medication Management Standards

Chapter 6: The Leadership Standards

Chapter 7: Human Resources

Chapter 8: Infection Control

Chapter 9: Performance Improvement/QAPI

Chapter 10: The Accreditation Survey Process

Chapter 11: Assessment of Risk

Chapter 12: Putting It All Together: The Work Plan

About the Author

Kurt A. Patton, MS, RPh, is the principal of Patton Healthcare Consulting, LLC. Patton served as executive director of Accreditation Services at The Joint Commission for more than seven years until his retirement in 2005. In this role, he worked with all types of accredited organizations seeking to be surveyed and new organizations seeking to become accredited. He managed the post-survey process for all accreditation programs, including issuance of accreditation decisions and reports as well as monitoring the organizational database for intra-cycle monitoring events. He supervised staff members involved in pre-survey support and analysis of organizational data. Since leaving The Joint Commission, Patton has opened an independent consulting practice to assist organizations in developing a systems approach to accreditation, regulatory compliance, and patient safety initiatives.