Does RxCarbon Pad help me comply with the new EPA Regulations for managing hazardous pharmaceutical waste?2024-02-29T22:20:58+00:00
  • RxCarbon Pad provides the ability to adsorb and render liquid controlled substances non-divertible in all containers.

  • RxCarbon Pad helps keep air and water discharges of pharmaceuticals from autoclaves from occurring.

  • Regulated waste containers of all types will be required to manage a significant increase of liquid pharmaceutical waste with the sewering ban for hazardous drugs and suggested elimination for all drugs.  The regulated containers will need a solution to adsorb and bind the APIs as well as absorb the liquids in the containers.

Does RxCarbon Pad require any special disposal instructions or processes?2024-02-29T22:22:13+00:00
  • RxCarbon Pad is an important upgrade to your current regulated containers of all sizes and types and follows the same guidelines for your facility for these containers. In short, no changes in disposal practices are suggested or required.

Will RxCarbon Pad work with reusable regulated waste containers?2024-02-29T22:25:09+00:00
  • RxCarbon Pad will work with a reusable regulated waste container. The 3”x9” size will fit in any wall or counter size container and the 12”x12” will work in all floor or cart mounted containers.  RxCarbon Pad should be placed in the bottom of the unused container when the container is placed in service.

Where can I purchase regulated waste containers with RxCarbon Pad already in the containers?2024-02-29T22:25:33+00:00
Is RxCarbon Poly available in a sterile version?2021-09-15T19:33:56+00:00
  • RxCarbon Poly meets the standards set by ISO 9073-10 and BS EN 13795 low lint and low particulate matter for use in pharmacy clean room environment.

How is your RxCarbon Poly different from other barrier and chemo towels?2021-09-15T19:34:51+00:00
  • Even though RxCarbon Poly has the added benefit of deactivating hazardous drugs like oncology liquids, it costs about the same as the old-style chemo towels. The patent pending RxCarbon Poly is the only available surface protection with RP718 activated carbon to adsorb and deactivate hazardous drugs like oncology liquids. Barrier towels do nothing to the API’s in hazardous drugs, meaning; hazardous drug exposure risks still exist.

What are 7 of the top areas in pharmacy and nursing most susceptible to hazardous drug contamination and employee exposure risks?2021-09-15T19:36:02+00:00
  • Warehouse storage shelving for hazardous drugs

  • Pharmacy sterile and non-sterile compounding surfaces

  • Medication transportation carts

  • Medication room counters

  • Infusion tables and surfaces for starting and discontinuing IVs

  • Under patient IV access sites

  • Any surface that there is a possibility for a small spill of a hazardous pharmaceutical

  • RxCarbon Poly should be used in all 7 of these areas

Is RxCarbon Poly able to be used in a clean room environment?2021-09-15T19:36:56+00:00
  • RxCarbon Poly is used to waste and sequester NIOSH hazardous drugs including chemotherapy.  RxCarbon Poly meets the standards set by ISO 9073-10 and BS EN 13795 low lint and low particulate matter.

How does RP718 activated carbon work?2021-09-15T19:37:35+00:00
  • RP718 activated carbon is a proprietary activated carbon that adsorbs and permanently deactivates controlled narcotics and hazardous drugs like oncology liquids.

  • RP718 has incredible adsorbing power. One teaspoonful of RP718 activated carbon has about the same total surface area as a football field.

Why is it important to use RxCarbon Pad in regulated waste containers of all sizes and colors (red, yellow, white, black, blue)?2024-02-29T22:31:26+00:00
  • Regulated waste containers are utilized by many healthcare practitioners to purposefully or inadvertently dispose of pharmaceutical waste.  RxCarbon Pad eliminates the possibility of these pharmaceuticals being nefariously diverted.

    • USP<800> has identified contamination risks of hazardous pharmaceuticals as a significant health threat. It is important to both absorb and adsorb which will chemically bind any liquid hazardous pharmaceutical waste even trace amounts that could either evaporate or spill in accidental handling errors.
  • Any liquid pharmaceutical waste should be both adsorbed by activated carbon and adsorbed to contain the fluids to prevent diversion risks and improve safe handling until incinerated.

What does adsorb mean and how is it different from absorb?2021-09-15T19:39:33+00:00
  • ADsorption means to physically bind substances, in the context of the RxCarbon, controlled substances or hazardous drugs like oncology liquids are physically bound to activated carbon.  We use our proprietary RP718 activated carbon which is highly effective at permanently binding liquid controlled substances and hazardous drugs like oncology liquids.  ABsorption takes up a substance (liquid) into another substance by physical or chemical means.

How should I use the 12” x 12” RxCarbon Pad?2024-02-29T22:29:18+00:00
  • The RxCarbon Pad larger size 12”x12” is designed for use in 4 gallons or larger regulated waste containers.  Each pad will adsorb and absorb up to 500 ml of liquid pharmaceutical waste.  Additional pads may be added for containers requiring greater absorption and adsorption.

How should I use the 3”x 9” RxCarbon Pad?2024-02-29T22:30:06+00:00
  • The RxCarbon Pad smaller size 3”x 9” is designed for use in 3 gallon or smaller regulated waste containers.  Each pad will adsorb and absorb up to 120 ml of liquid pharmaceutical waste.  Additional pads may be added for containers requiring greater absorption and adsorption.

Has RxCarbon been independently tested?2021-09-15T19:43:11+00:00
  • Yes, RxCarbon has been proven to deactivate controlled narcotics and hazardous drugs like oncology liquids.

  • In addition, RxCarbon Poly has been tested to show compliance with USP800 surface protection.

Has the DEA officially approved RxCarbon?2021-09-15T19:44:44+00:00
  • The DEA does not approve products.

  • RxCarbon adsorbs liquid controlled substances’ active pharmaceutical ingredients (API’s) and Hazardous Drugs (HD’s). The DEA does not regulate controlled substance waste.  RxCarbon deactivates controlled substance waste eliminating the possibility of nefarious diversion.

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