Do you have questions about the new USP Chapter 797standards?

Many of us have questions about the new USP standards. Here are two that members have asked us for guidance on:

Q. Can the allergenic extract compounding area (AECA) be in a room that serves another purpose? Such as: storage room, lab for pathology slides, patient care, immunotherapy, etc.

Choose correct answer:
a. Half the room can be used as an AECA; the other half for patient care.
b. When extracts are being mixed, no other activity should be within the AECA.
c. The AECA could also be used as a shot room.

Q. Can staff wear make-up during mixing?

Choose correct answer:
a. Yes
b. No

Get the answers to these questions and more! Join our webinar – USP and me: steps to implement the new extract mixing standards on Aug. 28 at 7:00 pm CT for the answers!

If you have more questions about USP, check-out our USP 797 FAQs – developed from questions asked during our July 17 webinar. We’ll continue to add to this FAQ page to make it a valuable resource.

Plan to attend the Allergen Extract Mixer Training Program, a new course on extract preparation, offered Sunday, Nov. 11 from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm during the College’s Annual Meeting. This all-day didactic session and workshop will provide hands-on learning techniques used for extract preparation and will comprehensively address the new USP 797 standards and how to implement them. Registration and a separate fee are required. Space is limited and filling-up fast!

In addition, on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 10:00 – 11:30 am is a symposium titled USP 797: The Final Word. What Does it Say? What Does it Mean? What do I Have to do?

The Advocacy Council and College – we have you covered.

Advocacy Issue: 
Mixing Allergen Extracts