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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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The Latest PPE Trends

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/7/16 10:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in NSC, PPE

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Are you in touch with the very latest in PPE? The answer to that question may be no. If you need a refresher in all that is PPE check out this wonderful infographic below created by Safety & Health Magazine - The Offical Magazine of the NSC.

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Healthcare Workers are Not Removing Protective Garments Correctly

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/24/15 12:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in PPE, Healthcare

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Fewer than one in six healthcare workers (HCW) followed all CDC recommendations for the removal of personal protective equipment (PPE) after patient care, according to a brief report published in the July issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
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