Policy Number

7.18

IWK - 7.18 Preparation of Hazardous Non-Sterile Products in Pharmacy

Description

Safe handling procedures shall be used for preparation of all hazardous drugs (HDs) for patient use. Any non-sterile procedures involving repackaging, manipulation, compounding, labelling and dispensing of HDs will be done in the pharmacy department to ensure stability and integrity of the drug product, and to maintain a safe working environment to minimize the potential for environmental contamination and/or occupational exposure to staff.