Hazardous Drugs Remain a Problem for Oncology Nurses

TON – November 2016, Vol 9, No 6Drug Updates & News
Caroline Helwick

San Antonio, TX—Oncology nurses may believe that personal exposure to hazardous drugs is a thing of the past, but they would be wrong, according to Seth Eisenberg, RN, ASN, OCN, BMTCN, Professional Practice Coordinator for Infusion Services, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Ambulatory Clinic, and an expert on hazardous drugs and their safe handling, who discussed the topic at the 2016 Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress.

ACI’s keeps you, and your research safer – Aseptic Containment Isolators do a superior job!

August 24 2016.   Aseptic Enclosures.  St. Louis, MO.   The purpose of this post is to help you evaluate the type of hood you do your sterile and containment work in.  It is our strong contention that much more laboratory work should be done in a class III ACI a.k.a.  Glove-box, Isolator, etc.  They provide superior protection for you and your research and are valuable, even if your research is not BSL4.  Your science, and your health are very important; taking shortcuts relative to the protection of either can have significant short and long-term ramifications.  Unfortunately, in our thousands of laboratory audits, we have found that procedural errors relative to aseptic containment work seem to be all too frequent.  We hope you find this content useful and informative…and of course, if we can help you with any equipment that will provide you and your science with a superior level of protection, please let us know.

A Glovebox, The Ultimate Cleanroom?

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A new article by Eric S. Kastango, MBA, RPh, FASHP, published in the April 2009 issue of Pharmacy Purchasing & Products,  explores the importance of spreading the word around an aseptic technique that prevents infection. Below is a small excerpt with a link to the full article.

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