Are you ready for new USP standards?

| July 1, 2019

Are you ready for new USP standards?

It’s important to be compliant with the upcoming new USP 797 standards. We know you have questions and concerns. We have it covered!

To start, take a look at the final rule and a summary of the changes.

Follow up with our webinar on July 17 at noon CT, titled USP & me: steps to implement the new extract mixing standards . Experts Brian Martin, DO, FACAAI and James Sublett, MD, FACAAI present the facts on specific requirements for the new rule, including personnel qualifications, facilities and documentation.

On August 28 at 7:00 pm CT, Drs. Martin and Sublett are back again – for those who missed the July webinar or just want to hear the details again.

The College recommends anyone who prepares extracts to take the Allergenic Extract Preparation Quiz and media fill test annually. The current version complies with the current USP guidelines, so if you haven’t taken it recently, it may be time to take it again. This fall, the College will update the quiz to meet the new standards.

The 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting features sessions addressing the USP 797 standards changes. On Sunday, Nov. 10, plan to attend:

Allergen Extract Mixer Training Program

An unprecedented session, offering a half day of didactic presentations on fulfilling the expectations of the revised USP797, followed by a half day hands-on workshop, where attendees will be properly outfitted, participate in area sterilization techniques, perform individualized media fill and glove tip testing. The session will conclude with a brief exam and certificates of completion will be awarded to those who successfully pass. Participation in this full-day course is limited – be sure to register early.

Faculty includes: Drs. Maureen Petersen, Bryan Martin, Rekha Reveendran, James Tracy, Michel Nelson, Warner Carr and Tara Doran, RN and Allie Rodriguez

USP 797: The Final Word – What Does It Say? What Does It Mean? What Do I Have to Do?

This symposium will review the history of the issues surrounding the updated guidelines, address guideline changes and suggest operational recommendations toward implementation of these changes.

Moderated by: Drs. Richard Gower and Erika Gonzalez-Reyes
Speakers: Drs. James Sublett, James Tracy and Allen Meadows

Accelerated Immunotherapy and an Update on USP 797 Compounding

Part of the Allied Health Sunday morning program, this session is designed to offer the Allied Health Professional a concise summary of the revised requirements and the implications for conducting extract preparations in the allergy office.

Moderated by: Helen Murphy, RRT, AE-C
Speaker: Cheryl Bernstein, RN, BSN, CCRC

To download the standards, complete the online form.  

Watch for Advocacy Insider articles for more details on specific changes in the new requirements.