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“Hazardous Drugs 101: How to Protect Yourself”

HealthTrust presents…“Hazardous Drugs 101: How to Protect Yourself”

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Please Note: Continuing education credit is only available to those attending the session live. CE credit is not available when accessing the program on demand.

Hazardous guidelines are highlighted by USP 800; however since they have only been published for a few years, it is important to emphasize the importance of those guidelines in addition to the equipment that is available to protect healthcare personnel from exposure to hazardous drugs. The purpose of this presentation is to highlight the importance of personal protective equipment for compounding hazardous drugs. In addition, the equipment needed to ensure the safety of healthcare personnel during compounding of hazardous drugs (CSTDs) will be addressed.

Learning Objectives for Pharmacists  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the appropriate setting needed for sterile vs. non-sterile hazardous compounding
  2. Recall the types of closed system drug-transfer devices (CSTD) that are available
  3. Recognize the purpose of assessment of risk and how it is performed

Learning Objectives for Pharmacy Techs  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Recall the proper storage of hazardous drugs and the importance of decontamination and clean-up of hazardous drug spills
  2. Identify what types of personal protective equipment (PPE) are needed for the preparation of hazardous medications
  3. Recognize why a drug is hazardous and belongs to NIOSH hazardous drugs list

Target Audience: Pharmacists & Pharmacy Techs

CE Credit: Approved for Pharmacists & Pharmacy Techs


Radha Patel, Pharm D,  |  PGY1 Pharmacy Resident  |  Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center  |  Livingston, NJ

This program is approved for CPEs by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Attendees of this program may earn 1.0 CPE
Contact Hours. Belmont University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing
pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Numbers for this activity are 0863-9999-23-009-L07-P for Pharmacists and 0863-9999-23-009-L07-T for Pharmacy Techs. The activity is approved for 1 hour (.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and pharmacy techs who attend the webinar and complete the online evaluation.

Note about CE credit: If you plan to obtain credit for a live session, stay until the end of the presentation to receive the verification code you will need to obtain the continuing education credit. CE credit is individual. No group credit is available. Each person must register for a webinar and attend the webinar in its entirety in order to receive an email after the event with instructions on how to apply for continuing education credit. Attendees should not share the code or forward the email to others who did not actually attend the program. If they are not able to be verified on our webinar provider reports and registration list they will not receive credit. If you are joining only by phone, you will not be eligible for credit. You must also log in and join the visual portion of the webinar to be part of our CE provider-required reporting.