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Hazardous drug exposures: It’s not just an oncology-nursing issue

OSHA Healthcare Connection, April 26, 2011

The occupational dangers from hazardous drugs in oncology have received lots of media attention recently, but hazardous drug exposure, especially to nurses, is not limited to caring for cancer patients, as an article in the April issue of MedSurge Nurse points out.

“Occupational hazardous drug exposure among non-oncology nurses” examines potential exposures in hospitals and clinic in the following areas:

  • Operating room
  • Obstetrics
  • Rheumatology
  • Neurology

For more details and a link to the MedSurge Nurse article, see the feature post in the OSHA Healthcare Advisor.

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