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How To Properly Handle A Chemotherapy Spill

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/24/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Spill Kits, PPE, chemotherapy spill

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Many healthcare facilities, especially hospitals, will eventually experience a spill of some chemotherapy drug at that facility. Healthcare facilities are required to have chemotherapy spill kits in case of any chemotherapy drugs that spill. Chemotherapy drugs are considered any agent or drug, excluding hormonal agents, that are intended to kill malignancies. When these chemotherapy drugs spill, they can be very harmful to people as there is no chemotherapy drug which has any safe limit for drug exposure, except for patients receiving these as treatment, which still has harmful effects on the patient. These chemotherapy drugs can affect people in 4 different ways: inhalation, ingestion, injection, or absorption.

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