It can be difficult to determine what kind of clean air and containment equipment (such as biosafety cabinets and clean benches) you need for your facility. USP <795>, <797>, and <800>, as well as NIOSH, ASHP, OSHA and CETA – which guideline tells me which cabinet to work in?
Baker has developed a new decision map to help guide your product selection. The map leads you down a series of a questions that are specific to the work you do in your compounding facility. Each location within your facility may have different requirements depending on the work needing to be done, so each area should be assessed individually.
Start at the top of the decision map and work your way down to guide your decision. By answering the series of simple questions (e.g., “Do you work with a hazardous drug?”), the map helps you nagivate the various regulations imposed on pharmacy compounding.
As always, it is highly recommended that you consult your facility’s safety officer or other appropriate personnel to help in your selection before making final decisions.
For more resources on compounding hazardous and non-hazardous, sterile and non-sterile drugs, please visit our Pharmaceutical Compounding Resources page.