The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has issued USP General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drug Handling in Healthcare Settings describing practice and quality standards for handling hazardous drugs (HDs) to promote patient safety, worker safety, and environmental protection. The applicable HDs is based on the NIOSH List of Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings. Handling HDs includes, but is not limited to, the receipt, storage, compounding, dispensing, administration, and disposal of sterile and nonsterile products and preparations. AAPP has developed a toolkit consisting of peer-reviewed assessments of risk for 125+ formulations that are commonly found at psychiatric facilities. Save hundreds of hours of staff time researching, documenting, and reviewing safety procedures that balance safety with patient needs.
Unfortunately, despite the significant effort required to develop quality assessments of risk, an insufficient number of facilities have chosen to utilize this template resource to justify its continued maintenance.
The USP <800> Compliance Toolkit will not be maintained after 2023. It is available for purchase through October 31, 2023, and it will remain accessible to purchasers through December 31, 2023. Note that access may be limited due to planned system maintenance.
The USP <800> Compliance Toolkit is no longer available for purchase.