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Questions and Answers: USP Chapter <797> and JCAHO Compliance

Author(s):  Allen Loyd V Jr

Issue:  Jan/Feb 2005 - Sterile Preparations
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Abstract:  Representatives of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) answer questions about new JCAHO survey procedures designed to assess compliance with United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Chapter <797> standards for sterile compounding. Topics addressed include training, education, and evaluation of personnel; use and maintenance of equipment; design, implementation, and maintenance of cleanroom facilities; procedures for compounding sterile preparations; and documentation of all of these activities.

Related Keywords: Michael Jarema, Darryl Rich, United States Pharmacopeia, USP Chapter <797>, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, JCAHO surveys, training, cleanroom facilities, sterile technique

Related Categories: STERILE PREPARATIONS, UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA CONVENTIONS, FDA, HOSPITAL PHARMACY

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