Build an Environmental Monitoring Sampling Program
The webinar delves into the environmental monitoring program outlined in USP 797, highlighting its significance in providing vital information on the quality of the compounding area's environment. The program should be geared towards identifying trends in environmental quality and enabling corrective actions to mitigate the risk of contamination of compounded sterile preparations (CSP). Therefore, a well-written program should include parameters such as frequency, sampling plan procedures, sample size, the volume of air, time of day, materials required, identification program, and excursion actions. Additionally, the webinar explores sampling and incubation options, emphasizing the need for accurate reporting of results to ensure appropriate corrective action is taken. Finally, proper execution of the environmental monitoring program is critical to maintaining optimal conditions and minimizing the risk of CSP contamination in compounding areas.