Best Practices for Garbing in HD Sterile Compounding – Part 1

This article was published in Pharmacy Purchasing & Products.

According to the introduction to the article: “When performing hazardous drug (HD) sterile compounding, it is vital that both the sterile compounding environment and the compounded sterile preparations (CSPs) are protected from microbial bioburden, while simultaneously achieving protection of the workers and the environment outside of the containment secondary engineering controls (C-SECs) through containment of HD residues. Containment is realized through the use of properly functioning primary and secondary engineering controls, as well as proper work practices, including a precise approach to donning and doffing personal protective equipment (PPE).”

A video of proper donning of two pairs of HD gloves is available at the CriticalPoint Web site at:

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