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You Don’t Have to Create AoRs Anymore … Ever

Posted by Rpharmy Marketing on Jan 13, 2022 8:53:06 AM

We’re not joking or overpromising. 

Assessment of Risk can be the biggest burden of USP <800> compliance. Once you’ve outlined your list of hazardous drugs and then determined which drugs will utilize alternative containment strategies and work practices, the work of gathering the AoR requirements begins.

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, FormWeb

8 Questions Answered About PPE & USP <800> Requirements

Posted by Rpharmy Marketing on Jan 5, 2022 10:48:50 AM

As we embark on a new year, we looked back at our most-read blogs and this one rose to the top. We're reposting because word is that USP <800> guidelines will be enforced in inspections this year. Hopefully, this information helps as you prepare for inspections this year. Also, be sure to browse through our blog library for more informative content around USP <800>, hazardous drugs and formulary. 

A key way to protect healthcare workers is effective PPE, right? Seems simple enough except that USP <800> has outlined specific PPE requirements that vary depending on the NIOSH category of HD, how they are being handled, and in what part of the facility. 

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, FormWeb

Reflections on 2021 and Hopes for 2022

Posted by Rpharmy Marketing on Dec 21, 2021 4:16:45 PM

It’s been another year of twists and turns, ups and downs, many lessons learned and deeper appreciations felt. We’ve watched our friends and clients in healthcare face challenge after exhausting challenge. With every obstacle, the healthcare industry continues to seek ways to care for the vulnerable and we are in awe. 

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, FormWeb

News: Rpharmy Launches Rhazdrugs Platform

Posted by Rpharmy Marketing on Dec 13, 2021 12:00:41 PM

Rpharmy Launches Rhazdrugs Platform for Hazardous Drug Handling, Disposal Safety Information at Point of Care

Leading Formulary Management, Drug Safety Information Provider Improves Healthcare Worker Safety by Providing Vital Safety Guidance In EHR, On Any Device

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, FormWeb

Customer Story: Hunt Regional Medical Center

Posted by Rpharmy Marketing on Dec 2, 2021 11:10:13 AM

Rpharmy Simplifies Joint Commission Inspections for Hunt Regional Medical Center

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, FormWeb

Your Assessment of Risk is Done. Now What?

Posted by Rpharmy Marketing on Oct 20, 2021 12:01:38 PM

Congratulations! We mean that sincerely. It is no easy feat to complete an Assessment of Risk (AoR) for a single hazardous drug much less the hundreds of HDs you use within your facility that require this level of documentation. So, now what? 

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, FormWeb

Stranded Between NIOSH 2016 and NIOSH 2020

Posted by Rpharmy Marketing on Oct 5, 2021 8:41:23 AM

Is your organization still working off of the NIOSH 2016 hazardous drug (HDs) list? If so, no need to hang your head. You’re not alone... and not by a long shot. Because NIOSH 2020 is not the law of the land yet, many healthcare facilities are still abiding by the 2016 list. 

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, FormWeb

Medical Surveillance: What Human Cost are You Willing To Pay?

Posted by Rpharmy Marketing on Sep 20, 2021 11:14:29 AM

As a new patient, what is the first thing your doctor’s office usually gathers from you? Baseline labs and tests so they can understand your current health conditions, medical history and track your health moving forward. This same approach, called medical surveillance, should be used by healthcare organizations to monitor healthcare professionals who handle hazardous drugs in hopes of successfully minimizing adverse health effects and preventing devastating illness.  

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, FormWeb

USP <800> Inspectors are Coming: Are you Ready?

Posted by Rpharmy Marketing on Aug 4, 2021 7:04:47 AM

After a bit of a reprieve due to COVID, how prepared do you feel when an inspector shows up at your door? Across the country, our clients are either already undergoing inspections or are preparing for them to start up again. 

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, FormWeb

Part 2: Eight Components Of An Effective Hazardous Drugs Communication Plan

Posted by Rpharmy Marketing on Jul 19, 2021 2:44:57 PM

In part 1, we talked about the basics of how to best communicate hazardous drugs safety information including making the guidelines accessible, searchable, and understandable. By ensuring these basics are covered you’ve drastically increased the chances that your healthcare workers will use the safety information and that their health and well-being will be protected. 

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Topics: Rhazdrugs, Policy, USP <800>, FormWeb

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