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

| August 26, 2019

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.