c. The whole process of cleaning is repeated using isopropyl alcohol, starting
with the top of the suspension bar. The light cover is not cleaned with alcohol, as it will
damage the plastic components.
d. This cleaning process is a series of logical steps starting with the top so any
contamination will fall to the work surface. Next, the sides are cleaned vertically from
top to bottom and back to front. This moves any liquid or contamination from the top of
the sides to the work surface or the front of the hood where it is then removed by air
flow. Finally, the work surface is cleaned from the rear to the front of the hood where
liquid and contamination can be removed from outside the hood. Two complete
cleanings insure removal of all contaminates and disinfects work surfaces.
3-11. PERIODIC CLEANING
After the initial cleaning, work surfaces should be cleaned between different
products or when solutions are spilled in the work area. This periodic cleaning need not
be as elaborate as the initial process, just sufficient to prevent cross-contamination
between different products or to wipe up spills.
3-12. WORK AREA
Besides cleaning the LAFH, the walls and floors in the work areas need to be
kept clean. The work areas should be cleaned frequently with nonfilming
disinfectant/detergent, 70ds. Do not clean the work areas with formaldehyde solution,
steel wool, paper towels, scouring powder, iodine solution, or any other items that could
cause chemical or particulate contamination. All items used in the LAFH work area
should be clean and dust free. Glass containers should be inspected for cracks.
Section IV. STERILE PRODUCT ORDER FORM
3-13. REQUIRED INFORMATION
As with the unit dose system, a sterile product cannot be produced unless it is
ordered by a physician. Pharmacy personnel transcribe the doctor's order to a sterile
product order form which is a locally produced form. The format of the form may differ
from one hospital to another, but they all should include the information reflected on the
example in figure 3-2a and listed below:
a. Patient's identification data (includes the patient's name and social security
number of hospital admission number).
b. Physician's Name (the physician who wrote the original order).
c. Date (the date the order was written).