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Sterile Cleanroom Design: Hazardous Drug Compounding

June 22, 2016

This webinar outlines the structural, functional, and operational design parameters of a sterile hazardous drug compounding cleanroom as required by USP General Chapters <797> (proposed) and <800>. Cleanroom design illustrations for garbing, pre-sterilization, and sterile processing areas/rooms facilitate rapid learning for the pharmacist and technician. The webinar addresses Containment Primary and Secondary Engineering Control parameters. It details the placement of technology and equipment in all areas of the cleanroom environment which includes the placement of containment-primary engineering controls for chemical weighing and aseptic processing. It also details the placement of equipment and supplies for the donning and doffing of personal protective equipment, storage, inspection, labeling, emergency preparedness, and waste management.This webinar features the two and three room configuration, as well as the shared non-hazardous and hazardous drug compounding configuration.

Intended audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Technicians
  • Architects
  • Pharmacy Managers 

Learning Objectives

  1. Recall USP General Chapters <797> (proposed) and <800> compliance requirements for sterile hazardous drug compounding.
  2. Define air quality control and monitoring parameters for sterile hazardous drug compounding.
  3. Arrange technology and equipment in their respective Containment Secondary Engineering Controls.
  4. Identify appropriate Containment Primary Engineering Controls used for chemical weighing and aseptic processing.
  5. Reproduce design plans for a two and three room concept, in addition to a shared non-hazardous and hazardous drug compounding cleanroom.
  1. Recognize the importance of USP General Chapters <797> (proposed) and <800> compliance requirements for sterile hazardous drug compounding.
  2. Repeat required air quality control and monitoring parameters for sterile hazardous drug compounding.
  3. Memorize the physical placement of technology and equipment in containment-secondary engineering controls.
  4. List containment-primary engineering controls used for chemical weighing and aseptic processing.
  5. Recognize the importance of maintaining structural and functional designs of sterile hazardous drug compounding cleanrooms.

Financial support: 

An unrestricted educational grant has been provided by MEDISCA Inc.

Hardware/software requirements

High speed internet connectivity and an updated internet browser is required to attend the webinar. The broadband recommended is 1 Mbps or better. The minimum browser requirements to attend the webinar are:

  • Google Chrome v39 or later
  • Mozilla Firefox v34 or later
  • Internet Explorer v8 or later
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Apple Safari v6 or later


LP3 Network Program Developer
Disclosure: MEDISCA Consultant 


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.10 CEU (ACPE)
  • 1.00 Contact Hours
Event starts: 
06/22/2016 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
06/22/2016 - 1:00pm


Senior Associate, Gates Healthcare Associates
Disclosure: Accreditation Commission for Health Care Consultant; Gates Healthcare Associates Consultant; Healthrx Group Consultant; MEDISCA Consultant

Mr. Cabaleiro is the former Associate Director of Pharmacy for the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC); responsible for the development of compounding quality standards. He is also the former Executive Director for the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB), and a former surveyor for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). In addition, Mr. Cabaleiro has served on the United States Pharmacopeia’s Council of the Convention.

A pharmacist for more than 30 years, Mr. Cabaleiro is a nationally recognized expert in non-sterile and sterile compounding, pharmacy quality, accreditation standards, and compounding pharmacy management and operations. Mr. Cabaleiro began his career in home-infusion therapy as pharmacy manager. In 1982, he developed an innovative compounding computer system used nationwide that combined a notebook computer, barcode reader, and electronic balance to permit the safe preparation of complex total parenteral nutrition solutions. He served multiple facilities in the roles of operations and general management during this period of his professional career.

In 1989, Mr. Cabaleiro founded and led a compounding pharmacy, catering to both human and veterinary patients in Cary, North Carolina. During his ownership of the pharmacy, he helped establish the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) and served on various committees that developed industry standards. His pharmacy was among the first to receive PCAB accreditation. After selling the pharmacy, Mr. Cabaleiro joined PCAB during the organization’s most dynamic period of growth.

Mr. Cabaleiro received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Florida. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina, and has written numerous articles in professional journals, as well as policy and procedure manuals for home-infusion and compounding pharmacies.


CPE Credits: 1 CPE hour = 0.1 CEUs
Joint Accreditation Status (University of Florida College of Pharmacy/LP3 Network)
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
UAN: 0012-9999-16-336-L04-P/T for pharmacists and technicians
Release Date: June 22nd, 2016
Expiration Date: June 22nd, 2019

To receive CPE credits for the webinar, participants must be in attendance during the entire live event webinar and submit a completed evaluation. 

Participants registered in the United States can obtain a statement of credit from their NABP e-Profile. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy will report CPE credits to the CPE Monitor. Participants registered other than in the United States will receive a statement of credit by email.

International participants should verify with their respective governing board for accreditation equivalency. 


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