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Should a non-sterile HD compounding room be vented outside of a building, or can it be vented through a HEPA filter into an adjoining room?

The C-SEC must be externally vented (“exhausted to the outside of the building”).

AcronymDescription
API Active pharmaceutical ingredient
CACI Compounding aseptic containment isolator
C-PEC Containment primary engineering control
C-SEC Containment secondary engineering control
HD Hazardous drug
HEPA High-efficiency particulate air
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
SOP Standard operating procedure

Reference

  1. US Pharmacopeial Convention. (2016). Frequently Asked Questions: <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings. Retrieved from http://www.usp.org/frequently-asked-questions/hazardous-drugs-handling-healthcare-settings