Cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs are acknowledged as some of the most dangerous chemicals ever created. Industries involved with these chemicals have implemented extreme safety protocols. Chemotherapy Patients are unwittingly excreting these chemicals in active form in their urine, feces, and vomit, after every treatment. In December 2019 United States Pharmacopeia (USP) 800 will force the providers of cancer treatments to provide collection systems for the human waste as stated by the Joint Commission, OSHA and the World Health Organization. This course gives the history of why these regulations were put in place, who is responsible, and how to solve this problem in a safe compliant and cost-effective standard of care. We discuss how patients undergoing live saving treatments can protect their families, caregivers and the environment from the cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs as they exit the body.
- Pharmacy Technician
CPE Consultants, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education
Requirements for CE Credit
To access the home study material click on the presentation title. The PowerPoint presentation containing the course material should appear. Click on the PowerPoint presentation icon to start the presentation. This is an audio synchronized PowerPoint presentation so be sure to have your volume turned on. After reviewing the presentation slides and listening to the presentation you must now take a 10 question post test over the material. You must achieve a passing score of 80% or higher. After passing the test please complete a speaker/program evaluation . You must successfully (80% or higher) pass the test and complete a speaker/program evaluation before your continuing education credits will be uploaded to CPE Monitor. Thank you.
This home study activity has been approved for 1.0 contact hour for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians; the learning managment system automatically combines the contact hours for both professions when displaying the contact hours / CEUs below.
IMPORTANT: Pharmacy Education Credit. Your continuing education credits are uploaded to CPE monitor immediately after you have passed the post-test and completed your online program evaluation. Please complete your evaluation immediately after passing the post-test. If you fail to pass the post-test and/ or complete the online evaluation form within 30 days of registering for this activity your continuing education credits will not be uploaded to CPE Monitor and you will lose the credits.
Please make sure that your eProfile number and date of birth are correct in your online profile. FAILURE TO COMPLETE CONTINUING EDUCATION ACTIVITY EVALUATIONS AND INCORRECT ePROFILE NUMBER AND / OR DATE OF BIRTH WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT.
This home study activity was made possible through an educational grant provided by Shepard Medical Products
- Explain what Hazardous Drug Human Waste (HDHW) is
- Identify HDHW contained in Human waste
- List agencies that regulate HDHW
- Describe limitations on Malpractice and Product Liability Insurance Policies
- Describe collection and disposal methods
Release Date: Jul 1, 2018
Credit Expiration Date: Jul 1, 2021