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Nearly 8 Million Healthcare Personnel Come in Contact with Chemotherapy Drugs, According to CDC
Date:4/17/2013

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  • Byron G. Peters , RPh, Director, Washington University Cancer Center Pharmacy, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Washington University Medical School St. Louis, MO
  • Mikaela M. Olson , MS, RN, AOCNS Oncology and Hematology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

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"The same properties that enable chemotherapy drugs to kill cancer cells can also damage normal cells in healthy workers. Without precautions such as proper engineering controls/ventilation, use of personal protective equipment and closed-system transfer devices being implemented, the preparation, administration and disposal of these drugs can expose workers to potentially harmful levels of chemicals," said Jim Jorgenson , MS, RPh, FASHP, Chief Operating Officer, Visante Inc. "While incorporating these techniques into the daily tasks of a healthcare professional is certainly paramount, it's also important to intentionally create a culture of safety within a clinical practice."

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