CHA News Article

Updated Tool Helps Hospital Pharmacies Comply With Sterile Compounding Regulations

CHA and the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists have finalized a tool to assist pharmacy staff in complying with sterile compounding regulations. Developed by CHA’s Medication Safety Committee, the attached grids interpret U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) 797 and proposed USP 800 requirements, as well as California Board of Pharmacy sterile compounding regulations. The grids also detail requirements related to temperature and monitoring, frequency of documentation and cleaning, facilities and engineering controls for hazardous and non-hazardous drugs, competency and training, and garbing. More resources can be found in CHA’s Medication Safety Toolkit.