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Senior Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-17-2015

Pass Through to Buffer Room from Work Room

How to get meds and supplies into the buffer room is always a challenge.  I am looking for an opinion.  Current state is we have a small ante room that has two rooms attached-- One negative and one positive buffer room.  All rooms in spec and passing for air chgs, viable an,non viable and surface.  We get meds and supplies into the positive buffer room through a two door pass thru from the work room (a neutral, controlled  environment).  Everything is wiped down in the work room prior to putting into the pass thru.

The ante room has a pass thru into the negative room but is mostly used for product coming out (and a few supplies going in) as all haz drugs and many supplies are stored in the negative room. 

The ante room has line of demarcation. dirty/clean

I could move the pass thru into the ante room but it would have to go on the clean side and would rather leave the ante room for gowning and washing with minimal supplies passing thru.  Some have said that I can't have a pass thru to the buffer room from a non clean area.  I do not agree.  Thanks for your comments.

Occasional Visitor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-08-2018

Re: Pass Through to Buffer Room from Work Room

I've heard this as well. We have a similar setup/flow (passthru to buffer from work area; meds/supplies wiped into passthrough). We can't make changes so we get around this by calling our cleanrooms SCAs and assigning BUDs of 12hr or less. This works for us as we're a clinic and all our products are generally used within 1hr. 

Posts: 1,179
Registered: ‎02-23-2010

Re: Pass Through to Buffer Room from Work Room

There is a CriticalPoint Sterile Compounding Pearl on pass-throughs. I will also remind everyone that this forum is going to closed in the near future and everyone is invited to start using the CriticalPoint Peer Network. Thanks. 

Eric S. Kastango, MBA, RPh, FASHP

It's all about the patient.