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USP 797 Guidelines for the Anteroom

Chapter guidelines require that floors be cleaned daily, including those in the cleanroom anteroom or other areas immediately outside the pharmacy cleanroom. Chapter states that floors should be cleaned once daily by mopping with a cleaning and disinfecting agent at a time when no aseptic operations are in progress. Following pharmacy cleaning guidelines, walls, ceilings, and storage shelving should be cleaned and disinfected monthly. Equipment should be dedicated to the Anteroom and should not be used inside the cleanroom or other areas of the facility.

Contec Healthcare offers many mops, wipes, and disinfectants for cleaning all areas of the Compounding Pharmacy, including the Anteroom. Always consult the facility’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) before cleaning and disinfecting.

 

Ante AreaCleaning FrequencyProducts
Floor Daily QuicKlean Mop, PeridoxRTU Sporicidal Disinfectant or PREempt Disinfectant
Ceilings Monthly QuicKlean Mop, PeridoxRTU Sporicidal Disinfectant
Walls Monthly QuicKlean Mop, PeridoxRTU Sporicidal Disinfectant
Shelves Monthly Amplitude EcoCloth Wipes, PeridoxRTU Sporicidal Disinfectant or PREempt Wipes
Accel TB by Contec for Disinfecting Cleanrooms

Floors – Anteroom floors must be cleaned and disinfected daily. Page 15 of USP<797> guidelines states, "When the surface to be disinfected has heavy soiling, a cleaning step is recommended prior to the application of the disinfectant.”

Walls – Walls in the Anteroom must be cleaned and disinfected during the monthly cleaning, or more often if site protocols require. All materials shall be nonshedding, preferably composed of synthetic microfiber, and discarded after one use.

Ceilings – In the Ante-area, ceilings shall be cleaned and disinfected monthly (p.16). Disposable synthetic microfiber mops and one-step disinfectants are ideal for cleaning ceilings in the Anteroom.

Shelves – Storage shelving in the anteroom shall be cleaned and disinfected monthly (p. 16). A disposable nonshedding wipe, preferably synthetic, is best. Presaturated disinfectant wipes are a convenient, time-saving option.

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