Anyone handling Hazardous Drugs for a healthcare organization can become a Hazardous Drug Designated Person.
Handling means being involved in any part of the process, from compounding the drug, administering the drug to the patient, and/or disposing of the drug. An organization can identify one employee or have multiple employees certified to ensure compliance and safety. Anyone from the pharmacy technician in a compounding pharmacy to a nurse handling hazardous drugs in a home health company may need to become the HDDP for their healthcare facility.
If you have questions about whether you should consider being the Designated Person for your organization, reach out to us!