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Nurses and Hazardous Drug Safety

Hazardous drugs are an ever-present and sometimes invisible threat to the health of nurses.Exposure to hazardous drugs can have significant negative side effects, including skin rashes, genetic damage, reproductive health issues and cancer. Safe handling of hazardous drugs is a key method of reducing health risks for clinical and non-clinical personnel. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides employer guidelines on how to minimize hazardous drug risks with set protocols and personal protective equipment (PPE).
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October 05, 2021

Pharmacy Guide to Hazardous Drug Safety

Pharmacists know that hazardous drugs are dangerous, yet fail to recognize the dangers of workplace contamination and the ease with which it occurs. Too many pharmacists skip safety protocols. When receiving, storing, or preparing hazardous drugs, many pharmacy personnel neglect to follow facility procedures and do not dispose of PPE correctly or treat hazardous drug waste as contaminated. Multiple avenues exist to increase the safety of pharmacy technology and end direct and indirect exposure to hazardous drugs.
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September 05, 2021

Safe Handling of Monoclonal Antibodies in Healthcare Settings

Monoclonal antibodies, or mAbs, have many beneficial applications in oncology. For those who have cancer, treatment with mAbs could mean fewer side effects than chemotherapy drugs. However, despite being an important treatment modality, mAbs carry the risk of side effects for patients or occupational exposure for medical staff. Let's take a closer look at mAbs and how medical professionals can work with them safely.
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July 04, 2021

The Top 7 Trends in Oncology Pharmacy Today

With over 1.7 million new cancer cases in the United States each year, oncology pharmacists and providers face unique challenges and discoveries in their ever-changing field. Managing cancer care during COVID-19 adds yet another layer of complexity. It's hard to know for certain what the landscape of oncology will look like years from now, but we can take a look at the top 7 trends in oncology pharmacy and care to see where we're headed.
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February 20, 2021
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