Frequently Asked Questions

How do I dispose of PPE under the new USP 800 Standard?

All PPE used in the administering of drugs listed on the USP800 list must be disposed in proper containment, such as the Daniels trace chemotherapy or hazardous waste containers. (reference the NIOSH USP800 HD tables 1-3 to identify drugs that fall into the USP800 category) When administering hazardous drugs that pose a threat to reproductive organs, healthcare workers handling such substances must ensure that their PPE is single use (not reusable) and is changed on a regular basis to reduce cross-contamination risk.

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