An Accredited CE Activity (10.7 contact hours / 1.07 CEUs) designed for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians


April 16-17, 2020 class postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

The official date for compliance with the USP General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs - Handling in Healthcare Settings was December 1, 2019. However, on September 23, 2019 USP announced that during the pending appeal of <795> and <797>, USP <800> is informational and not compendially applicable. This raises numerous questions on <800> compliance. This 10.7 hour program addresses questions and concerns. Do I need to comply? What are the facility requirements? How do I prepare my team?

In this 2-day course at Spectrum Pharmacy Institute, participants will:

  • Perform appropriate garbing
  • Complete: deactivation, decontamination, cleaning, and disinfection
  • Imitate spills and execute apposite clean-up
  • Simulate proper technique in HD preparation

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the components and strategies available to protect all compounding and administration personnel in handling HD’s
  • Outline three major characteristics of a fully compliant HD compounding location / pharmacy / physical plant
  • Describe the critical characteristics of a compliant HD storage plan
  • Demonstrate proper techniques for donning, doffing and disposing of PPE
Training Location:

Spectrum Pharmacy Institute
777 Jersey Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Training Dates:

April 16-17, 2020 - POSTPONED
October 15-16, 2020

Instructed by:

Richard Dilzer, RPh, FACA, FIACP,
Director of Pharmacy Technical Services
Spectrum Pharmacy Institute
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Lou Diorio, RPh, FAPhA,
Principal LDT Health Solutions
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Food & Beverages:

Lunch will be provided daily during the program.

Travel and Hotel Accommodations:

Course participants will be responsible for their own reservations and travel.
Information will be included in the course confirmation email,or contact Spectrum Pharmacy Institute 800.370.6231 ext. 5479.

Cancellation Policy:

30+ days before event - Full Refund; 29-14 days before event - 50% Refund; 13-0 days before event - No Refund. Transfer to an alternate class date may be permitted one time with notice or request made at least 14 days prior to the start of the program. Spectrum Pharmacy Institute reserves the right to modify the activity content, faculty and activities; and reserves the right to cancel this activity prior to the start of the program if necessary. We recommend purchasing travel insurance or booking with an airline that will allow you to reschedule your flight if the need arises.

CE Credit Late Fee Policy:

In order to receive CE, a correct NABP number, birthdate (MM/DD), and a completed post-event evaluation are required. Participants must supply this information within 14 days of the activity to allow for processing. Due to new ACPE guidelines, if this information is received after 60 days, a $250 late fee will be assessed before CE will be processed.

Planning Committee:

Evelyn Hermes DeSantis, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Professor and Co-Chair, Continuing Education; Mary Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, Clinical Associate Professor and Co-Chair Continuing Education; Richard Dilzer, RPh, FACA, FIACP, Director of Pharmacy Technical Services; Margaret Cannon, CPhT, Pharmacy Technical Services Representative; Jaclyn Diem, CPhT, Pharmacy Technical Services Representative


For additional program information, questions, or concerns; or if you require special arrangements to attend this activity, please contact RBHS Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Education, Debra Diller at 848.445.6823 or; or, Spectrum Pharmacy Institute at 800.370.6231 ext. 5479 or

Jointly Accredited Provider

This activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Spectrum Pharmacy Institute. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Jointly provided by: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) and Spectrum Pharmacy Institute

This is an application-based activity (UAN JA0000855-9999-19-008-L07-P-T) and qualifies for 10.7 contact hours (1.07 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. Credit is given with completion of the didactic and hands-on training and assessments. Attendees will be required to complete an evaluation form at the end of the program. Your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth will be collected at the beginning of the program. CPE credit will be processed after the program evaluation has closed to participants, which will be approximately four weeks following the completion of the activity.

April 16-17, 2020: USP <800> Compliance - POSTPONED

Apr 16, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020
Spectrum Pharmacy Institute, 777 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
Mar 26, 2020
Pharmacies licensed in multiple states are required to comply with the regulations and standards of those states. Many state boards will adopt USP <800> in December, 2019, and others have already begun to inspect pharmacies based on USP <800> standards and state regulations for hazardous drug handling that pre-date USP <800>.
Richard Dilzer
Spectrum Pharmacy Institute, 777 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
April 16-17, 2020: USP <800> Compliance - POSTPONED
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