Safety

Study examines chemotherapy exposures to nurses

OSHA Healthcare Connection, August 30, 2011

A study warns that a lack of safety measures with the highly toxic drugs used in chemotherapy is placing nurses at risk.

Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center report that nearly 17% of nurses in outpatient chemotherapy infusion centers have had accidental exposure to the drugs they administer to patients.

Read more about the study on the OSHA Healthcare Advisor including links to Handling Hazardous Drugs Safely Checklist and NIOSH Hazardous Drug List (2010).

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