Cleaning Compounding Environments - Understanding Contaminants and How to Remove Them

Bethesda, MD
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The quality and purity of compounded sterile preparations (CSP) and other compounded products is affected by the cleanliness of the cleanroom environment and work surfaces. Wiping and mopping of these surfaces is one of the most common and effective methods of maintaining required levels of cleanliness and microbiological control. This comprehensive training course will examine the theory behind cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and provide practical information for the successful selection and use of tools used to clean and apply disinfectants.

Attendees will learn about the sources of contamination, challenges to effective removal and relative effectiveness of various approaches to contamination removal.

The training course also will explore environmental and workspace considerations and provide best practices for selecting appropriate cleaning materials and chemistries based on USP and other regulatory guidelines. Attendees will gain hands-on experience and proficiency in effective and proper use of cleaning tools in typical compounding environments. Several unique cleaning challenges will be discussed, and attendees are invited to bring actual cleaning issues and problems for discussion.

Please note that this training course has hands-on lab activities. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

For more options and/or related training courses, please visit the page(s) below.

PDA Compounding Training Courses

  1. Describe the sources of biological and hazardous drug contamination, and how correct behavior is necessary for effective control
  2. Explain why contamination control is critical to the quality of CSPs and other compounded products
  3. Select proper and effective tools and materials for consistently cleaner environments
  4. Demonstrate the relationship between the environmental control systems, cleaning tools and protocols, and compounded pharmaceutical product quality
  5. Discuss protocols and techniques for decontamination of hazardous drugs

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GROUP REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Register 3 people from the same organization as a group (at the same time) for the event and receive the 4th registration free. Other discounts cannot be applied.

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CANCELLATION: If a cancellation request is received 30 days before the event, a credit (registration fee paid minus a 200.00 USD/EUR processing fee) will be given. No credits will be given for cancellation requests received less than 30 days before the event. Cancellation requests must be emailed to [email protected].

Day 1

An agenda will be available soon. Training courses generally run from 8:30 to 16:00 each day. Breakfast will not be provided, but lunch will be provided.

Agenda is subject to change.

PLEASE READ  PDA is not affiliated or contracted with any outside hotel contracting company. If someone other than PDA or the PDA chosen hotel contacts you suggesting that they represent any PDA event, they do not. It is PDA's recommendation that you book your hotel directly through the official PDA chosen hotel that is listed on our web site.

PDA Training and Research Institute

4350 East West Highway, Suite 110
Bethesda, MD , USA

The following hotels are located near the training course location:

Hilton Garden Inn
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, MD 20814

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814

Residence Inn Marriott Bethesda Downtown
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Please visit the hotel’s website for more information.

How to Get Here
By Air

The Washington/Bethesda area is serviced by the following airports: Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

By Car

There is a parking garage located at the training course location. The fee is $12/day. Please do not leave your car in the parking garage past 6:00 p.m. as both the building and parking garage access doors are locked.