December 2019 : USP <800> - Vol.16 No. 12 - Page #6

Preparation for USP <800> compliance is an ongoing effort in pharmacy; results from PP&P’s USP <800> survey ( demonstrate a strong concentration on facility upgrades. As a result, compliance rates are strong in areas such as external ventilation of sterile HD CPECs, continuous pressure monitoring, and HD storage segregation. Unfortunately, many facilities report significantly lower success rates in their quality control efforts surrounding HD handling; wipe analysis efforts and spill simulations, for example, have yet to be adopted by a majority of pharmacies.

Contec’s Peridox RTU is joined by ChemoGlo’s HD Clean and Covidien’s Surface Safe as the most commonly employed agents for engineering control decontamination.


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