New Small Pass Through Chambers USP 800 and 797

Pass Through Chambers USP 800

CMP has added New Small Pass Through Chambers for USP 800 and 797 to it’s product line of Large Pass Through Cabinets for Pharmacy USP 800 / 797 applications. Although CMP recommends Full Size (60″ H, or 72″ H) for increased storage in USP Pharmacy installations, there are floor plans and wall space that limit the use of tall Pass Through Cabinets. Tall Pass Through Cabinets are also often utilized in Operating Rooms, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, and Veterinary Hospitals and Clinic.

Pass Through Chamber with interlocking doors meets USP 800 and 797

In these installations, where the wall space only allows for 24″ of height, CMP introduces their new small Pass Through Chambers. For utmost operational efficiency, it is important to maximize the amount of wall space to get the largest Pass Thru that your wall space can accommodate.

USP 800 and 797

Pass Through Cabinets and Chambers are vital components meeting Pharmacy USP 800 / 797 requirements. The enclosure possess interlocking doors that is positioned between two spaces for the purpose of reducing particulate transfer while moving materials from one space to another. A pass-through serving negative-pressure rooms needs to be equipped with sealed doors. 1

Selecting the right pass-thru with interlocking doors,  reduces  contamination and increasing operating efficiency in Hospital Pharmacies. Preventing product contamination  enables facilities to comply with industry requirements. Pass-thrus used in compounding pharmacies, must comply with USP 797 and USP 800.

Pass Thru Chamber Info & Cut sHeets

Pass Through Cabinet / Chamber Function

To prevent contamination in the USP Pharmacy, materials must pass through a chamber that connects the controlled environment of the pharmacy to less-controlled air space.  Materials and supplies are transferred into the cleanroom through a pass-thru cabinets mounted on the wall or floor. Pass throughs prevent air from leaking out and depressurizing the cleanroom and also prevent untreated air from flowing into the cleanroom. Passing items through the pass-thru’s interlocked doors is key to reducing contamination. A properly designed and constructed pass-through is easy to clean and maintain, which is crucial for maintaining USP 800 / 797  standards.

Pass Through Interlocking Doors

Pass Through Cabinets doors are designed with electronic interlocks, so that only one side door can be opened at a time, preventing depressurization of the anteroom. In order to transfer supplies through the Pass Thru cabinet or chamber, the pharmacy staff opens the pass-thru door in the pharmacy workroom; the interlock system automatically locks the door shut in the anteroom.  The clinician inserts supplies into the pass-thru on the workroom, breakdown area,, sterile IV compounding or Hazardous IV compounding side and closes the door. The pass thru’s heavy-dutylaser safety acrylic viewing windows. doors on both sides tightly compress to prevent air loss or particle matter into the anteroom.  Next, the interlocking doors releases and the pharmacy staff opens the anteroom-side door and transfers materials into the anteroom. When the transfer is complete, the anteroom side door is closed. When doors on both sides are closed, the interlock is released and the pass-through cabinet or chamber is ready to be used again.Small Pass Through Chamber with Interlock for Hospital Pharmacy USP 800 / 797

Selecting The Right Pass-Through

Pass Through Cabinets and Chambers function to transfer materials with minimal impact in the pharmacy cleanroom. It is important that they are manufactured of durable stainless steel, in order that they can meet the rigorous demands of hospital pharmacy use. Stainless steel is the gold standard for hospital pharmacy use because it is easy to clean and maintain, which is vital in sterile environments. Electronic Interlocks are required. to meet requirements for USP 800 and 797. 

Check the size of wall spaces and clearances, and note obstructions that will affect door swings or access to service panels. Continental Metal Products works with the hospital, architects and medical equipment planners to provide solutions that maximize space and operations efficiency of the pharmacy. If the pharmacy wall has lots of vertical space available, CMP recommends the 60″ or 72″ tall cabinets, with widths of 24″, 36″, 42″ and 48″ wide available. If vertical space is limited, CMP recommends the smaller pass Through Chambers Measuring  24″ w x 24″h. These pass throughs are available in a wide variety of depth to meet all wall specifications.

Pass Through Chambers USP 800 Options

Extra shelves and interior lights are common add on options. Some installations require solid stainless steel doors vs. glass doors for visibility of supplies.

To meet specific requirements, Pass Through Cabinets and Chambers can be designed with fire-rated doors,  lead-lined doors, or laser safety acrylic windows.

HEPA filter option exceeds the U.S. Department of Energy High Energy Particle Arrestance (HEPA) standard by removing at least 99.99 percent of airborne particles 0.3 micrometers (µm) in diameter.

Pass thru cabinets and chambers are a critical component of USP Pharmacy 800 / 797 operations, important in maintaining the environment. Pass Throughs simplify supply transfer,  reduce the amount of tech traffic, and preserve the air pressure and cleanliness of the pharmacy. Pass-thrus that are designed and manufactured by CMP, are easy to install, use and maintain. Durable, all stainless-steel construction improves the functionality, operation, and appearance, of the USP Hospital Pharmacy. CMP Pass Thru Cabinets and Pass Thru Chambers can be designed with a huge variety of options that maximizes ease of use and efficiency in any hospital pharmacy designed to meet USP 800 and 797 requirements.

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