Implementation of USP Standards 797 for Compounding Sterile Preparation Workshop
The Ministry of Health (MOH) represented by the Directorate General of Medical Supply organized today a workshop on the implementation of the international standards and guidelines for compounding Sterile Preparations according to chapter 797 of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) at the City Seasons Hotel.
Around 25 pharmacists from different MOH hospitals and other government health sectors in the Sultanate participated in the workshop lectured by Dr. Mary K. Nazzal from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Hospital.
The two-day workshop aimed at identifying basics of pharmacy compounding and the 797 requirements, describing the importance of hand for hand hygiene, and identifying ISO classifications for areas of cleanroom. The workshop also highlighted Hazardous Medications and Quality Assurance requirements per USP 797.