Sunday, July 9, 2017

USP 800 Compounding Facility Design In Texas

Bernstein & Associates, Architects is pleased to announce that it has been hired to design another privately-owned, USP 800 compliant pharmacy compounding facility, this one in Texas.

This compounding suite will be designed to conform to USP 795 and USP 800, and will include both hazardous compounding and non-hazardous compounding. It will be part of a larger retail pharmacy, also being designed by our company.

Pharmacy Compounding Facility Design is a specialty of pharmacy architect Bernstein & Associates, Architects.

These services have been offered by the firm for over 25 years to both hospital pharmacies and private compounding facilities.

For further information about Pharmacy Compounding Facility Design, http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-pharmacy-compounding-facility-design/

Below is a standard suite of Pharmacy Compounding Facility Design Services commonly provided by our firm. The list can be expanded or reduced, depending on client/project requirements.

Pharmacy Compounding Facility Development

Pharmacy architect Bernstein & Associates, Architects recommends that at the outset of each project, that we sit down with the client and identify project goals, including clinical priorities, budget, schedule and phasing (if any). Equipment planning services offered in this phase include:
• Initial Strategy and Program Meeting
• Develop Equipment Master Plan. Addressing Clinical Priorities, Budget, Schedule and Phasing
• Technology Assessment
• Develop Overall Equipment Plan

Assess Existing Pharmacy Compounding Equipment

A common requirement in the development of an Equipment Plan is to evaluate the current equipment. Pharmacy architect Bernstein & Associates, Architects audits existing equipment systems, to evaluate what should be kept in service (and for how long) vs. what should be replaced. Existing equipment assessment services include the following:
• Identify Master List of Existing Equipment
• On Site Evaluation of Each Equipment Item
• Evaluate Condition/Functionality of Equipment
• Make Recommendation for Maintain or Replace Existing Equipment

Development of Pharmacy Compounding Facility Plans

During this phase Bernstein & Associates, Architects develops the design of the pharmacy compounding facility. Once the initial design concept is approved, construction documents are developed which allow the project to be: submitted to client for approval, submitted to landlord for approval, and submitted to building department for approval

Pharmacy Compounding Facility Services During Construction

During this phase, pharmacy architect Bernstein & Associates, Architects monitors the job for conformance to the drawings and specs, reviews and responds to Requests for Information (RFI's), submittals and shop drawings, and attends job site meetings and does walk throughs of the construction site.

Pharmacy Compounding Facility Project Close Out

Bernstein & Associates, Architects oversees the successful close out of the project including:
a.) warranties
b.) as-built drawings
c.) final release of lien
d.) maintenance and operations manuals
e.) all close outs from DOB and other agencies
f.)  all overages
g.) completion of all punchlist items

About Bernstein & Associates, Architects (www.bernarch.com):

Bernstein & Associates, Architects has specialized in healthcare and lab design, equipment planning and construction since the firm's founding in 1990. This architecture firm is well-known for pharmacy compounding facility planning, pharmacy compounding facility design and pharmacy construction, and has designed over (35) pharmacy compounding facilities in the last 10 years, which have included USP 797 compliant pharmacy design and construction. The firm's principal --- William N. Bernstein, AIA --- is a well-known architect of pharmacies. He has written extensively on pharmacy design and construction including USP 797 compliant pharmacies.

USP 800 compliant pharmacy design is also a specialty of Bernstein & Associates, Architects. The firm currently has (11) projects in the design and construction phase designed to comply with USP 800.

A new article on the architectural design of USP 800 compliant pharmacies was published in Health Facilities Management. The article can be found here:

http://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/2526-handling-hazardous-drugs-in-health-care

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USP 800 Architecture and Design: http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-usp-800-compliant-pharmacy-design-and-consulting/
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bernsteinarch
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Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bernsteinarchitects/

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USP.org Blog: http://qualitymatters.usp.org/
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USP.org on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USPharmacopeia

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USP797.org on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usp797

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Monday, May 29, 2017

USP 800 Compounding Pharmacy in Maryland - Design Phase Completed

USP 800 Pharmacy design architect Bernstein & Associates, Architects (http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-pharmacy/) is pleased to announce that it has completed the design phase for a private compounding facility in Maryland. The facility was designed to conform to USP 800 as well as USP 797.

Bernstein & Associates, Architects provided compounding pharmacy design services for this project including: compounding pharmacy programming, compounding pharmacy planning, compounding pharmacy design, and compounding pharmacy equipment planning.

The compounding pharmacy design is for a new, compounding suite for a privately owned company. It will include a state-of-the-art, ISO 7 compounding suite, with both hazardous compounding and non-hazardous compounding, designed to comply with USP 800 and USP 797 regulations.

The next phase of the project will be the creation of the architectural and engineering construction documents.

About Bernstein & Associates, Architects (www.bernarch.com):

Bernstein & Associates, Architects has specialized in healthcare and lab design and construction since the firm's founding in 1990. This architecture firm is well-known for pharmacy planning, pharmacy design and pharmacy construction, and has designed over (35) hospital pharmacies in the last 10 years, which have included USP 797 compliant pharmacy design and construction. The firm's principal --- William N. Bernstein, AIA --- is a well-known architect of pharmacies. He has written extensively on pharmacy design and construction including USP 797 compliant pharmacies.

USP 800 compliant design is also a specialty of Bernstein & Associates, Architects. The firm currently has (11) projects in the design and construction phase which have been designed to comply with USP 800.

A new article on creating a USP 800 compliant pharmacy, by William N. Bernstein, AIA, has just been published in Health Facilities Management.

Entitled “USP 800 Brings New Regulations to Hospital Pharmacies”, the article is a comprehensive guide to designing clean room environments for sterile compounding and non-sterile compounding in accordance with the new USP 800 guidelines.

The full pharmacy design article can be found at http://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/2526-handling-hazardous-drugs-in-health-care

Follow Bernstein & Associates, Architects:
Pharmacy Architecture and Design: http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-pharmacy/
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USP 800 Architecture and Design: http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-usp-800-compliant-pharmacy-design-and-consulting/
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bernsteinarch
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Blogger: http://bernarch.blogspot.com/
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Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bernsteinarchitects/

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USP.org Blog: http://qualitymatters.usp.org/
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USP.org on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USPharmacopeia

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Vendors Listed on USP 800

USP 797 vendors are listed on the USP 797 website www.usp800.guru in the following categories:

USP 800 vendors in the following categories: USP 800 Architects, USP 800 Analytical Testing, USP 800 Cleanroom Products, USP 800 Cleanroom Design/Build Companies, USP 800 Equipment Planning, USP 800 Project Management, and USP 800 Testing & Certification.

http://www.usp800.guru/vendors/

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T: 800-974-3109

New USP 800 Hospital Pharmacy Projects in New York - Design Phase Complete

Pharmacy design architect Bernstein & Associates, Architects (http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-pharmacy/) is pleased that it has completed the design phase for six new pharmacy design projects in the state of New York for a multi-hospital system.

All six of the pharmacy projects will involve redesign and/or expansion of existing hospital pharmacies to address compliance with USP 800 as well as USP 797. Additionally some of the projects involve addition of pharmacy automation equipment and additional pharmacy program requirements.

The pharmacy design projects center around state-of-the-art ISO 7 compounding suites, with both hazardous compounding and non-hazardous compounding.

Pharmacy design services for these projects will include: pharmacy programming, pharmacy planning, pharmacy design, and pharmacy equipment planning.

About Bernstein & Associates, Architects (www.bernarch.com):

Bernstein & Associates, Architects has specialized in healthcare and lab design and construction since the firm's founding in 1990. This architecture firm is well-known for pharmacy planning, pharmacy design and pharmacy construction, and has designed over (35) hospital pharmacies in the last 10 years, which have included USP 797 compliant pharmacy design and construction. The firm's principal --- William N. Bernstein, AIA --- is a well-known architect of pharmacies. He has written extensively on pharmacy design and construction including USP 797 compliant pharmacies.

USP 800 compliant pharmacy design is also a specialty of Bernstein & Associates, Architects. The firm currently has (11) projects in the design and construction phase designed to comply with USP 800.

A new article on creating a USP 800 compliant pharmacy, by William N. Bernstein, AIA, has just been published in Health Facilities Management.

Entitled “USP 800 Brings New Regulations to Hospital Pharmacies”, the article is a comprehensive guide to designing clean room environments for sterile compounding and non-sterile compounding in accordance with the new USP 800 guidelines.

The full pharmacy design article can be found at http://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/2526-handling-hazardous-drugs-in-health-care

Follow Bernstein & Associates, Architects:
Pharmacy Architecture and Design: http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-pharmacy/
USP 797 Architecture and Design: http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-usp-797-compliant-pharmacy-design-and-consulting/
USP 800 Architecture and Design: http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-usp-800-compliant-pharmacy-design-and-consulting/
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bernsteinarch
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Blogger: http://bernarch.blogspot.com/
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bernstein-&-associates-architects
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bernsteinarchitects/

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USP.org Blog: http://qualitymatters.usp.org/
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USP.org on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USPharmacopeia

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about USP 800

For answers to frequently asked questions about USP 800, visit the page on the USP website devoted to USP 800: 

http://www.usp.org/frequently-asked-questions/hazardous-drugs-handling-healthcare-settings

The questions are divided into the following categories:

General
Personnel
Facilities And Engineering Controls
Environmental Quality And Control
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Compounding
Hazard Communication Program
Receiving
Labeling, Packaging, Transport And Disposal
Medical Surveillance


USP 797/800 Compounding Pharmacy Design in Maryland Completed

Pharmacy design architect Bernstein & Associates, Architects (http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-pharmacy/) is pleased to announce that it has completed compounding pharmacy architectural design services for a private compounding facility in Maryland. The compounding suite was designed to comply with USP 800 as well as USP 797.

Bernstein & Associates, Architects provided compounding pharmacy design services for this project including: compounding pharmacy programming, compounding pharmacy planning, compounding pharmacy design, and compounding pharmacy equipment planning.

The compounding pharmacy design is for a new, compounding suite for a privately owned company. It will include a state-of-the-art, ISO 7 compounding suite, with both hazardous compounding and non-hazardous compounding, designed to comply with USP 797 and USP 800 regulations.

About Bernstein & Associates, Architects (www.bernarch.com):

Bernstein & Associates, Architects has specialized in healthcare and lab design and construction since the firm's founding in 1990. This architecture firm is well-known for pharmacy planning, pharmacy design and pharmacy construction, and has designed over (35) hospital pharmacies in the last 10 years, which have included USP 797 compliant pharmacy design and construction. The firm's principal --- William N. Bernstein, AIA --- is a well-known architect of pharmacies. He has written extensively on pharmacy design and construction including USP 797 compliant pharmacies.

USP 800 compliant design is also a specialty of Bernstein & Associates, Architects. The firm currently has (11) projects in the design and construction phase which have been designed to comply with USP 800.

A new article on the architectural design of USP 800 compliant pharmacies was published in Health Facilities Management. The article can be found here:

http://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/2526-handling-hazardous-drugs-in-health-care

Pharmacy design projects by Bernstein & Associates, Architects  are featured on:
- www.bernarch.com/healthcare-design-pharmacy/ (Pharmacy Design by Bernstein & Assoc., Architects)
- www.twitter.com/pharmacydesign (Pharmacy Design on Twitter)
- www.pharmacydesign.org (the Pharmacy Design website)
- https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacy-design (Pharmacy Design on LinkedIn)
- https://www.facebook.com/pharmacydesigns/ (Pharmacy Design on Facebook)
- www.usp797.org (USP 797 news, USP 797 education, and USP 797 vendors)
- www.usp800.guru (USP 800 news, USP 800 education, and USP 800 vendors)

For more information about healthcare and hospital design and construction, including pharmacy design and pharmacy construction, contact Bernstein & Associates, Architects at:

New York (Headquarters)
Bernstein & Associates, Architects
122 E 42nd Street - 17th Floor
New York, NY 10168
T: 212-463-8200
F: 888-214-0670
Email: info@bernarch.com
Also in Hartford, Princeton, Charlottesville, and Los Angeles

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Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bernsteinarchitects/

The Impact of USP 800 Guidelines on Compounding Chemotherapy Agents

A blog post by Pharmacy One addresses the topic "The Impact of USP 800 Guidelines on Compounding Chemotherapy Agents".

According to the introduction: "Under USP Chapter 800, the Compounding Expert Committee and the Compounding with Hazardous Drugs Expert Panel have outlined standards that should be maintained while handling hazardous drugs in healthcare settings.1 These standards apply to chemotherapy agents and the compounding process, as well as administration of these hazardous drugs to patients."

To see this post, go to:
http://blog.pharmacyonesource.com/the-impact-of-usp-800-guidelines-on-compounding-chemotherapy-agents

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