Look for New Risk Categories and Beyond-Use Dates With USP 797
NOTICE (September 2019): After this article was published, USP postponed the official dates of the revised <795> and <797> chapters until further notice. Please see their notice here.The clock is ticking for your hospital to update sterile compounding policies to comply with the latest USP <797> standards.
Be prepared for changes by the "go-live" date...December 1, 2019.
Risk categories and beyond-use dates (BUDs). Be aware that the low-, medium-, and high-risk compounding categories will be replaced by Category 1 and 2. These new designations focus on where the prep is made.