Systematic review of control measures to reduce hazardous drug exposure for health care workers

Rachael Crickman, Deborah Finnell

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Abstract

Because of their involvement in the transport, handling, preparation, administration, or disposal of hazardous medications, health care workers across multiple settings are at risk for adverse health consequences from exposure to these drugs. This review presents evidence-based strategies to mitigate the harmful exposures. These include engineering controls, full use of personal protective equipment, medical and environmental monitoring, hazard identification, and the need for a comprehensive hazardous drug control program that includes education and training for health care workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-190
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of nursing care quality
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Antineoplastic agents
  • Hazardous substances
  • Occupational exposure
  • Protective clothing
  • Systematic review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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