Crushing Hazardous Medications

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Madiha Syed
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Crushing Hazardous Medications

Do you allow nursing to crush one time doses of hazardous medications on the floor to administer via g-tube or do you require pharmacy to crush in a controlled environment per USP 800?

If you allow nursing to crush on the floor, what device do you use for crushing and what additional PPE requirements do you have for them?

We are struggling to determine if pharmacy needs to take over crushing activities for hazardous medications (non-antineoplastics and reproductive risk).

Thank you,
Madiha

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