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Summary of USP 797 for Compounding Sterile Preparations

Based on a presentation by Tom N. Petersen, P.E. Post written by Trish Carney Highlights of USP 797 (6/1/08 update) Many of the revision points are touched on within the post. However, the following provides a synopsis to clarify revision … Continue reading

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Putting Infection Control Into Practice

Healthcare workers are, like patients, subject to illness from a variety of airborne pathogens common to hospital settings. This risk increases during construction and renovation, as these endeavors release dust as well as disease-inducing microbes into the surrounding environment. Hospitals … Continue reading

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Cost-Effective Steps To Reduce Harmful Practices In Your Medical Facility

Changing policies and procedures is difficult for any large organization, and a hospital is no exception. Budget and time concerns can often push important issues to the backburner, even where safety is concerned. Fortunately, there are some simple steps that … Continue reading

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Regulation Update – Hexavalent Chromium

Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI) is a toxic compound that can be found in a number of industrial activities including painting and surface coating, chromic acid electroplating, welding, steel and iron foundries, construction and many more. Its various forms can cause a … Continue reading

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Lead Emissions Reporting Greatly Expanded

”Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reports due on July 1, 2002 will include data on lead and lead compound emissions from United States businesses that manufacture, process or use more than 100 pounds of lead annually.  Previous annual TRI reports included … Continue reading

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