Packaging and Transport USP 800

Sterile Hazardous Compounding <800>

Packaging and Transport

Sterile Hazardous Compounding <800>


Purpose/ ApplicabilityTo provide guidelines for packaging and transport for sterile compounded hazardous preparations.

Scope: Applies to all personnel who handle and perform sterile compounded hazardous preparations.



          ISO: International Standards Organization

          HD: Hazardous Drugs

Equipment: N/A







  • Personnel must don appropriate PPE when transporting hazardous drugs for storage
    • Non-sterile chemotherapy rated gloves should be utilized for unpacking and stocking chemotherapy drugs in the HD cleanroom
  • All individuals involved in transporting HDs must have completed safety training that includes spill control information
    • Spill kits must be readily accessible
  • HDs being transported into the HD cleanroom must remain in appropriate chemotherapy packaging until they are unpacked
  • All chemotherapy drugs must leave the dispensary in a yellow chemotherapy bag with appropriate auxiliary labels, if needed
  • Within the state of Illinois, the medication dispensary is allowed to mail prescription drugs, even if the drug is hazardous.
    • Drugs must be labeled with any appropriate auxiliary labels and in a yellow chemotherapy bag.
    • The dispensary has evaluated our current formulary and determined that all of our medications may be shipped and do not require any additional precautions
  • Personnel must select and use packaging containers and materials that will maintain physical integrity, stability, and sterility of HDs during transport
    • Packaging materials must also protect the HD from damage, leakage, contamination, and degradation while protecting the personnel who transport HDs




  • Transport HDs to their appropriate storage area as soon as possible and utilize the pass through chamber to minimize contamination
    • If needed, a clean stainless steel bin can be utilized for large amounts of products
  • All chemotherapy agents must be in a chemotherapy bag and put through the pass through to be grabbed from the anteroom for dispensing

Keywordsstorage, move, area   Doc ID130911
OwnerJenny C.GroupUofI College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital
Created2023-09-06 15:41:40Updated2023-09-07 15:39:14
SitesUniversity of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital
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