BCSCP Lectures: USP <800> Hazardous Drugs

Activity Preview

This series of webinars discuss key requirements in USP General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings. The course will

  • Describe the standards to protect personnel, patients, and the environment when handling hazardous drugs (HDs).
  • Handling HDs includes, but is not limited to, the receipt, storage, compounding, dispensing, administration, and disposal of sterile and nonsterile products and preparations
  • Provide an overview of the chapter; describe personnel responsibilities and educational expectations. It will also cover facility design, engineering control and documentation requirements.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this reveiw course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of USP General Chapter <800>, including the types of exposure, a list of HDs and how to design an assessment of risk
  • Define the responsibilities of personnel who handle HDs.
  • Describe the requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Summarize HD training requirements
  • Describe the facilities and engineering controls used for handling of HDs
  • Identify the practice areas affected by USP <800>, such as receiving, transporting, storing, compounding, labeling, packaging, disposing, dispensing, and administering HDs
  • List the documentation requirements and concepts of a hazard communication program and a medical surveillance program
  • Describe the environmental quality control and proper cleaning and spill control management of HDs

Activity type: Application-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists 
Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following activity is approved for 6.5 contact hour of CPE credit (0.65 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-21-277-H04-P.

To obtain credit for completing USP General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings Webinar, the participant must complete all the modules in full, complete the evaluation, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password and a CPE Monitor account to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript 

To obtain BCACP recertification creditcomplete the activities in full, the assessments with a score of 70% or better, answer the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM the Board Certification credit. Participants need to have a valid MyBPS account to claim recertification credit. After recertification credit has been claimed, a participant can access transcript by signing into your MyBPS account.

Per Board of Pharmacy Specialties policy you will only have one opportunity to successfully complete the BCACP recertification assessment during this release year.

Initial release date: 08/13/2021
Expiration date: 08/13/2024 - No credit can be earned after this date


USP General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings Webinar> is an online educational activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association and the U.S. Pharmacopeia. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association and U.S. Pharmacopeia


USP staff disclosures, if any, will be included in webinar activity. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures


The fee for this activity is $260 for both APhA members and non-members.

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-277-H04-P 0.65 CEUs August 13, 2021 - August 13, 2024
BCSCP_21277H04P 6.5 Hours August 13, 2021 - August 13, 2024