This series of nurse competencies is developed by Avera Long Term Care Pharmacy and presented by Avera Education & Staffing Solutions.

Explore the definition of a hazardous drug, along with USP General Chapter <800> which describes requirements including responsibilities of personnel handling hazardous drugs; facility and engineering controls; procedures for deactivating; decontaminating; and cleaning; spill control; and documentation. To protect patients and healthcare workers from potential harm, USP General Chapter 800 Hazardous Drugs - Handling in Healthcare Settings was developed to provide a set of standards for all healthcare workers to help ensure the safe handling of hazardous drugs throughout the healthcare system.

Avera Long-Term Care Pharmacy has teamed up with Avera Education & Staffing Solutions to provide this online nurse competency course. This course has 8 topics including antibiotic stewardship, psychoactive medications, controlled substances, crushing medications & enteral tube administration, COPD & inhaler technique, ophthalmic med administration, pain control and diabetic review/insulin vial & pens.