Ready for <USP 800>? The Next Chapter in Hazardous Drug Safety
Seth Eisenberg, RN, OCN®
Marty Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN®
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USP Chapter <800> is the most significant step forward for oncology nurse safety in years. The goal of this session is to provide an overview of the new standards and offer practical suggestions for managing the impact on oncology nursing practice. Successful implementation of the standards will require nurses to a) be familiar with the requirements of USP Chapter 800; b) recognize the need for new and ongoing HD education, training and competency; and c) evaluate and implement new safety equipment. Faculty will interact with attendees of this session through audience-response polling and a concluding question-and-answer session.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:
List the adverse outcomes of occupational hazardous drug exposure.
Describe the USP Chapter 800 standards that will impact oncology nursing practice related to hazardous drug safe handling.
Describe the requirements for education and training of personnel who handle hazardous drugs.
Discuss criteria to consider when selecting and implementing safety equipment for hazardous drug handling.