Monday, May 29, 2017

USP797 Vendors Listed on USP797.org

USP 797 vendors are listed on the USP 797 website www.usp797.org in the following categories: 

USP 797 Architects, USP 797 Analytical Testing, USP 797 Cleanroom Products, USP 797 Cleanroom Design/Build Companies, USP 797 Equipment Planning, USP 797 Project Management, and USP 797 Testing & Certification.

http://www.usp797.org/vendors/

Additional Resources:

Follow USP.org:

USP.org on Twitter: https://twitter.com/uspharmacopeia
USP.org Blog: http://qualitymatters.usp.org/
USP.org on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uspharmacopeia
USP.org on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USPharmacopeia

Follow USP800.guru:

USP800.guru on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/usp800
USP800.org on Blogger: http://usp800.blogspot.com/
USP800.org on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/usp800-guru
USP800.org on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/USP800

Follow USP797.org:

USP797.org on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/usp797
USP797.org on Blogger: http://usp797org.blogspot.com/
USP797.org on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/usp797-org-inc-
USP797.org on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usp797

Follow PharmacyDesign.org:

PharmacyDesign.org on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pharmacydesign
PharmacyDesign.org on Blogger: http://pharmacydesigns.blogspot.com/
PharmacyDesign.org on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacy-design
PharmacyDesign.org on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pharmacydesigns/

To reach USP797.org:

USP797.org
1483 York Avenue - #20602
New York, NY 10021
T: 800-974-3109
E: info@usp797.org
W: www.usp797.org

New USP 797 Hospital Pharmacy Design Projects in New York - Design Phase Completed

Pharmacy design architect Bernstein & Associates, Architects (http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-pharmacy/) is pleased that it has completed the design phase of six new pharmacy design projects in the state of New York for a multi-hospital system.

All six of the pharmacy projects involved redesign and/or expansion of existing hospital pharmacies to address compliance with USP 797 and USP 800. Additionally some of the projects involved addition of pharmacy automation equipment and additional pharmacy program requirements.

The pharmacy design projects center around state-of-the-art ISO 7 compounding suites, with both hazardous compounding and non-hazardous compounding.

Pharmacy design services for these projects included: pharmacy programming, pharmacy planning, pharmacy design, and pharmacy equipment planning.

About Bernstein & Associates, Architects (www.bernarch.com):

Bernstein & Associates, Architects has specialized in healthcare and lab design and construction since the firm's founding in 1990. This architecture firm is well-known for pharmacy planning, pharmacy design and pharmacy construction, and has designed over (35) hospital pharmacies in the last 10 years, which have included USP 797 compliant pharmacy design and construction. The firm's principal --- William N. Bernstein, AIA --- is a well-known architect of pharmacies. He has written extensively on pharmacy design and construction including USP 797 compliant pharmacies.

USP 800 compliant pharmacy design is also a specialty of Bernstein & Associates, Architects. The firm currently has (11) projects in the design and construction phase designed to comply with USP 800.

A new article on the architectural design of USP 800 compliant pharmacies was published in Health Facilities Management. The article can be found here:

http://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/2526-handling-hazardous-drugs-in-health-care

Pharmacy design projects by Bernstein & Associates, Architects  are featured on:
www.bernarch.com/healthcare-design-pharmacy/ (Pharmacy Design by Bernstein & Assoc., Architects)
www.twitter.com/pharmacydesign (Pharmacy Design on Twitter)
www.pharmacydesign.org (the Pharmacy Design website)
https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacy-design (Pharmacy Design on LinkedIn)
https://www.facebook.com/pharmacydesigns/ (Pharmacy Design on Facebook)
www.usp797.org (USP 797 news, USP 797 education, and USP 797 vendors)
www.usp800.guru (USP 800 news, USP 800 education, and USP 800 vendors)

For more information about healthcare and hospital design and construction, including pharmacy design and pharmacy construction, contact Bernstein & Associates, Architects at:

New York (Headquarters)
Bernstein & Associates, Architects
122 E 42nd Street - 17th Floor
New York, NY 10168
T: 212-463-8200
F: 888-214-0670
Email: info@bernarch.com
Also in Hartford, Princeton, Charlottesville, and Los Angeles

Additional ways to follow Bernstein & Associates, Architects, include:

Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bernsteinarch
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Blogger: http://bernarch.blogspot.com/
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bernstein-&-associates-architects
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bernsteinarchitects/

Frequently Asked Questions about USP 797

Frequently Asked Questions: <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations

Frequently Asked Questions: <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations
Adapted from USP's FAQ on Compounding.
When was General Chapter <797> was last revised?
Is USP considering revisions to General Chapter <797>?
How can I obtain a copy of General Chapter <797>?
When will the final revision to General Chapter <797> be published?
How can I get status updates on the proposed revisions to General Chapter <797>?
Is <797> still enforceable?
How can I obtain a copy of the currently official General Chapter <797>?

For answers to these questions from USP itself, visit: http://www.usp.org/frequently-asked-questions/pharmaceutical-compounding-sterile-preparations

Additional Resources:

Follow USP.org:

USP.org on Twitter: https://twitter.com/uspharmacopeia
USP.org Blog: http://qualitymatters.usp.org/
USP.org on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uspharmacopeia
USP.org on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USPharmacopeia

Follow USP800.guru:

USP800.guru on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/usp800
USP800.org on Blogger: http://usp800.blogspot.com/
USP800.org on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/usp800-guru
USP800.org on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/USP800

Follow USP797.org:

USP797.org on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/usp797
USP797.org on Blogger: http://usp797org.blogspot.com/
USP797.org on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/usp797-org-inc-
USP797.org on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usp797

Follow PharmacyDesign.org:

PharmacyDesign.org on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pharmacydesign
PharmacyDesign.org on Blogger: http://pharmacydesigns.blogspot.com/
PharmacyDesign.org on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacy-design
PharmacyDesign.org on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pharmacydesigns/

To reach USP797.org:

USP797.org
1483 York Avenue - #20602
New York, NY 10021
T: 800-974-3109
E: info@usp797.org
W: www.usp797.org

USP 797 Compounding Pharmacy Design in Maryland Completed

Pharmacy design architect Bernstein & Associates, Architects (http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-pharmacy/) is pleased to announce that it has completed compounding pharmacy architectural design services for a private compounding facility in Maryland.

Bernstein & Associates, Architects provided compounding pharmacy design services for this project including: compounding pharmacy programming, compounding pharmacy planning, compounding pharmacy design, and compounding pharmacy equipment planning.

The compounding pharmacy design is for a new, compounding suite for a privately owned company. It will include a state-of-the-art, ISO 7 compounding suite, with both hazardous compounding and non-hazardous compounding, designed to comply with USP 797 and USP 800 regulations.

About Bernstein & Associates, Architects (www.bernarch.com):

Bernstein & Associates, Architects has specialized in healthcare and lab design and construction since the firm's founding in 1990. This architecture firm is well-known for pharmacy planning, pharmacy design and pharmacy construction, and has designed over (35) hospital pharmacies in the last 10 years, which have included USP 797 compliant pharmacy design and construction. The firm's principal --- William N. Bernstein, AIA --- is a well-known architect of pharmacies. He has written extensively on pharmacy design and construction including USP 797 compliant pharmacies.

USP 800 compliant design is also a specialty of Bernstein & Associates, Architects. The firm currently has (11) projects in the design and construction phase which have been designed to comply with USP 800.

A new article on the architectural design of USP 800 compliant pharmacies was published in Health Facilities Management. The article can be found here:

http://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/2526-handling-hazardous-drugs-in-health-care

Pharmacy design projects by Bernstein & Associates, Architects  are featured on:
www.bernarch.com/healthcare-design-pharmacy/ (Pharmacy Design by Bernstein & Assoc., Architects)
www.twitter.com/pharmacydesign (Pharmacy Design on Twitter)
www.pharmacydesign.org (the Pharmacy Design website)
https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacy-design (Pharmacy Design on LinkedIn)
https://www.facebook.com/pharmacydesigns/ (Pharmacy Design on Facebook)
www.usp797.org (USP 797 news, USP 797 education, and USP 797 vendors)
www.usp800.guru (USP 800 news, USP 800 education, and USP 800 vendors)

For more information about healthcare and hospital design and construction, including pharmacy design and pharmacy construction, contact Bernstein & Associates, Architects at:

New York (Headquarters)
Bernstein & Associates, Architects
122 E 42nd Street - 17th Floor
New York, NY 10168
T: 212-463-8200
F: 888-214-0670
Email: info@bernarch.com
Also in Hartford, Princeton, Charlottesville, and Los Angeles

Additional ways to follow Bernstein & Associates, Architects, include:

Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bernsteinarch
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Blogger: http://bernarch.blogspot.com/
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bernstein-&-associates-architects
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bernsteinarchitects/

Best Practices for Garbing in HD Sterile Compounding - Part 1

This article was published in Pharmacy Purchasing & Products.

According to the introduction to the article: "When performing hazardous drug (HD) sterile compounding, it is vital that both the sterile compounding environment and the compounded sterile preparations (CSPs) are protected from microbial bioburden, while simultaneously achieving protection of the workers and the environment outside of the containment secondary engineering controls (C-SECs) through containment of HD residues. Containment is realized through the use of properly functioning primary and secondary engineering controls, as well as proper work practices, including a precise approach to donning and doffing personal protective equipment (PPE)."

A video of proper donning of two pairs of HD gloves is available at the CriticalPoint Web site at: https://www.criticalpoint.info/video/donning-double-hd-sterile-gloves/

For more information: https://www.pppmag.com/article/1968

Sterile Compounding Tips & Best Practices

Need some assistance in staying USP 797 compliant? 

With the help of industry expert Eric S. Kastango, MBA, RPh, FASHP Pharmacy One source has documented 46 tips that will ensure your sterile compounding practices are safe and USP 797 compliant.

Here are a couple of the tips that are highlighted:
Make sure documentation explains what was done
Properly pack any materials or CSPs that are being prepared for shipping
Weigh bulk ingredients on an electronic scale with a printer 

Visit this page for more info: http://info.pharmacyonesource.com/46-tips-for-usp-797-success

Friday, February 24, 2017

Developing a USP 800 Compliance Gap Analysis

Developing a USP 800 <800>Compliance Gap Analysis

This article was written by David Aguero, manager of pharmacy operations and technology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Kristin Marge, PharmD, BCPS,  PGY1 residency program director at Inova Health System Mount Vernon Hospital.

This article recounts the systematic process that Inova Health System went through to document its current system relative to USP 800 compliance.

To read the full article: https://www.pppmag.com/article/1989

Additional Resources:

Follow USP.org:

USP.org on Twitter: https://twitter.com/uspharmacopeia
USP.org Blog: http://qualitymatters.usp.org/
USP.org on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uspharmacopeia
USP.org on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USPharmacopeia

Follow USP800.guru:

USP800.guru on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/usp800
USP800.org on Blogger: http://usp800.blogspot.com/
USP800.org on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/usp800-guru
USP800.org on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/USP800

Follow USP797.org:

USP797.org on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/usp797
USP797.org on Blogger: http://usp797org.blogspot.com/
USP797.org on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/usp797-org-inc-
USP797.org on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usp797

Follow PharmacyDesign.org:

PharmacyDesign.org on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pharmacydesign
PharmacyDesign.org on Blogger: http://pharmacydesigns.blogspot.com/
PharmacyDesign.org on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacy-design
PharmacyDesign.org on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pharmacydesigns/

To reach USP797.org:

USP797.org
1483 York Avenue - #20602
New York, NY 10021
T: 800-974-3109
E: info@usp797.org
W: www.usp797.org