BCameron_SterileCompounding_052418.doc

A positive pressure environment helps to minimize the

Info icon This preview shows pages 3–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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
Image of page 3

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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).
Image of page 4
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:
Image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern