Pharmaceutical Hygiene - Part 1 (Introduction)
The pharmaceutical industry has one of the most strictly controlled manufacturing environments. Consequently the need for pharmaceutical hygiene is vital to ensure compliance with the principles of GMP and the manufacture of medicines and healthcare products which are fit for purpose and safe to use.
The prevention of product contamination pervades the complete production cycle, including personnel, premises, equipment, production materials and anything that can be a potential source of contamination of the end product.
This series of three training DVDs examines, in simple terms, the most common causes of product contamination and methods of control.
They are designed primarily for the induction of new employees. They could also be used as a timely reminder for experienced personnel.
The aim is to draw attention to the principle causes of product contamination, with some guidelines on how to prevent it.
- Introduction and clarification of the potential causes of product contamination which may damage health, or even result in the death of a patient.
- Elementary microbiology in relation to the cause and effect of product contamination by way of distributing a contaminated product.
- Common sources of contamination and methods of detecting the presence of contamination .
- Bearing in mind that human beings are the main source of microbial contamination, the significance of a high level of personal hygiene and the correct use of protective clothing appropriate to the duties performed during the manufacturing process.
- Good housekeeping in work areas and its influence in the prevention of product contamination and cross-contamination, as well as the prevention of accidents.