Friday, July 1, 2011


Standard operating procedures for the preparation of cytotoxic drugs should be documented and should include:
· using specially dedicated equipment in a pharmacy to provide containment of powder where there is a requirement for compounding cytotoxic preparations
· operational specifications for the use of cytotoxic drug preparation facilities including cytotoxic drug safety cabinet
· initial and ongoing validation of operator competence
· reconstitution procedures
· routine and emergency cleaning and decontamination protocol
· spill management
· maintenance and certification of equipment and facilities
· availability of drug safety information
· documentation and records
· maintenance of daily records
· labelling and packaging for transport internally or externally

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