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USP 800 Controlling Hazardous Drugs Excreted by the Patient - Pharmacy Technician

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.



CE Hours


CE Units


Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Technician


CPE Consultants, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education
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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

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Release Date: Jul 1, 2018
Credit Expiration Date: Jul 1, 2021