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Ready for <USP 800>? The Next Chapter in Hazardous Drug Safety

 Seth Eisenberg, RN, OCN® Professional Practice Coordinator Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seattle, WA Marty Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN® Assistant Professor at the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing & Health Professions Georgia State University. Program Description: 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. Learning Objectives: 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.

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Sharing Knowledge website is committed to providing quality clinical education, evidence-based, best practices and information support for healthcare professionals. These accredited (CE) online programs are available for a
range of healthcare professionals including physicians, pharmacists, nurses and dietitians.

This educational activity is supported by B Braun.

Are you ready for USP<800>

Ready for <800> is an online educational resource provided by B. Braun Medical supported by expert insight, experiences, and recommendations, with focus on awareness and education of the new hazardous drug safety standard, USP <800>


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