A positive pressure environment helps to minimize the

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A positive pressure environment helps to minimize the travel of dust, spores, and other particles from the outer rooms into the clean room. The humidity and temperature of the clean room should be kept lower than those of the surrounding rooms in order to reduce the potential for bacterial growth and maximize the comfort of sterile compounding personnel. PECs, such as horizontal laminar airflow hoods, should be placed within the clean room. Within each airflow hood, the area closest to the hood’s HEPA filter is called the direct compounding area (DCA) and
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Sterile Compounding Areas 4 is also referred to as “first air.” You perform sterile compounding procedures in the DCA. To avoid disrupting the airflow from the HEPA filter, personnel working in the hood should minimize their movements (McCartney,2012).
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Sterile Compounding Areas 5 References McCartney, L. (2012). Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique . Retrieved from .html?page=165 # What is a cleanroom? (n.d.). Retrieved from CZT Technologies in Clean Environments website:
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