There are a few well documented USP 797 PPE requirements. For example, not reusing disposable PPE, decontaminating and cleaning reusable PPE after use and using gowns, head, hair, shoe covers, and two pairs of chemotherapy gloves when compounding sterile and nonsterile HDs. In addition, there are other USP 797 PPE requirements that are less publicized but equally important.
What Are USP 797 Guidelines For Donning and Doffing PPE?
Q: Can two staff don or doff PPE in the anteroom at the same time?
A: Because of the risk of cross-contamination, this is not recommended.
What Are USP 797 PPE Guidelines For Compounding Non-hazardous CSPs?
Q: Can PPE gowns be reused if compounding non-hazardous CSPs?
A: Yes, so long as the gown is used by the same person within the same shift and is stored in or next to the SCA, and is not visibly soiled, damaged or torn.
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