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Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs: OSHA Requirements and How They Affect Long-Term & Residential Care

DATE: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Noon – 1 p.m. CST

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Confusion and delays surrounding implementation of new standards for handling hazardous drugs, known as the United States Pharmacopeia’s General Chapter <800>, have led many in healthcare to believe its current “informational” status eliminates the need for action completely.

However, state and federal regulators, including OSHA and accrediting organizations, already have the ability to apply and enforce USP <800> for organizations within their jurisdiction.

Have you determined how USP <800> will affect your operations? Have you started to consider—or make—the physical, policy, and procedural changes dictated by that assessment?

Join this webinar to:

  • Understand the requirements for USP <800>

  • Identify what qualifies as a Hazardous Drug (HD)

  • Learn the importance of risk assessment and staff training related to your facility’s HDs

  • Understand what is needed to create a plan to manage the handling and disposal of HDs in your facility

  • Know how your pharmacy partner can help with USP <800> adherence

Pam Kramer has been involved in process development and improvement in every company with which she has been associated during her more than 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry. She has worked across the country with agencies, hospitals, healthcare centers, and pharmaceutical/biotechnology manufacturers, creating award-winning strategies and programs in oncology, cardiology, infectious diseases, pharmacy, and more for such noted clients as Abbott Laboratories, Parke-Davis, and Genentech. 

She joined Forum in 2004 as Director of Marketing & Client Relations, working with client facilities to align pharmacy services to customer needs. With a unique background that balances strategic planning and operational process development with a keen understanding of what her customers need, she was named Vice President of Business Operations in 2007 and Executive Vice President in 2011. Responsible for development and implementation of Forum’s overall company strategy, as well as overseeing pharmacy and business operations, she is intimately involved in optimizing infrastructure and services to create exceptional value for customers. 

Pam also serves as the pharmacy’s lead educator, developing programs on compliance, controlled substance regulations, reimbursement, industry trends, process development, and procedural improvement. With particular expertise in electronic health records and reimbursement, Pam has been a speaker at educational meetings, family nights, and conferences such as the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Illinois Health Care Association, and Leading Age Illinois. She holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University and is a Licensed Pharmacy Technician.


Nursing ― This program has been approved for one clock hour of continuing education credit by The Illinois Board of Nursing, an approved sponsor of continuing education by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Administrators – This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by the National Continuing Education Review Services (NCERS) of the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) – Approval: #20230817-1.50-A85850-DL.

PLEASE NOTE: Attendees must submit their documentation directly to their respective state boards, associations, or licensing agencies. Forum Extended Care Services provides CE certificates only to attendees.


Pamela Bryan Kramer
Pamela Bryan Kramer BA, LPhT

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