With the official date for USP <800> compliance rapidly approaching, December 1, 2019, healthcare providers are scrambling to understand the full impact these new guidelines will have on their organizations. USP <800> stipulates that each entity handling Hazardous Drugs (HDs) MUST identify a Designated Person (DP) to guide them through both initial implementation, and to ensure ongoing compliance.
Our HDDP Certification course is a self-paced, cost-effective way to train the employee who is to assume the required role of designated person, certifying that he/she has the knowledge to ensure your compliance with USP <800>.
The self-paced study guide is broken out into two sections, Administrative Topics and Handling Hazardous Drugs, with a total of 14 different modules. Each module covers a topic that the DP is required to be familiar with. These topics include:
- Part 1: Administrative Topics
- Module 1: Background and Program Management
- Module 2: Developing and Maintaining a List of Hazardous Drugs
- Module 3: Assessment of Risk
- Module 4: References and Resources, Standard Operating Procedures, Training, and Competency
- Module 5: Facilities andEquipment
- Module 6: Personal ProtectiveEquipment
- Part 2: Handling Hazardous Drugs
- Module 7: Receipt and Storage
- Module 8: Compounding
- Module 9: Labeling, Packaging, Dispensing, Transport, and Administration
- Module 10: Deactivation, Cleaning, and Disinfection
- Module 11: Disposal
- Module 12: Spills and Exposure Events
- Module 13: Environmental Monitoring and Medical Surveillance
- Module 14: Reaching and Maintaining USP <800> Compliance
Below you will find examples of Modules 1, 3, 7, 11 and 13.