Thursday, December 23, 2010
What are the regular cleaning requirements for an isolator located outside of the cleanroom?
Isopropyl alcohol should be used routinely throughout the day to disinfect surfaces and a germicidal detergent should be used at least once daily to clean the device. For comprehensive guidance on this subject, see Best Practices for Cleanroom Infection Control by Keith St. John in the May 2010 issue of PP&P. Note that if environmental services—not pharmacy—is responsible for cleaning the segregated compounding area around the engineering control, pharmacy should meet with them to ensure proper procedures are in place