Sunday, November 8, 2009

What Are Pharmacy Clean Rooms?

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By Kirsten Acuna
eHow Contributing Writer

A pharmacy clean room is a low-level pollutant environment for the storage and preparation of medication in a hospital setting. Contaminants are constantly produced by facilities, machines and the people in the room. A clean room provides a locale where the air is constantly controlled.


  1. Clean rooms hold different colored bins that separate medications, label makers and wash stations. Machinery housed in these rooms contributes in the production of these drugs.
  2. Benefits

  3. Clean rooms help ensure the production and manufacturing of medications in a clean safe environment.
  4. Procedures

  5. Clean rooms require proper attire that cover workers from head to toe. The standard uniform consists of gloves, face masks and a head cover. Workers must constantly maintain a clean environment in order to keep the room as contaminate-free as possible. The use of high efficiency particulate air filters) helps in maintaining clean air quality. Other filtration devices are also employed to help remove unnecessary particles from the room.
  6. Types

  7. Clean rooms are made according to size and the way airflow is circulated through them. People can choose from several types, including all-steel biosafe, hardwall, softwall, double-wall plastic, ventilation, powder-containment and negative-pressure clean rooms.
  8. Interesting Facts

  9. Limitations to what can be worn and brought inside a clean room includes rings, keys and cosmetics. Anything that can be considered a contaminate cannot enter the room. This also includes food and drink.

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