|Document ID (ISN)||110883|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Torrado del Rey S., Rosell Farrás M.G., Guardino Solá X.
||Control of occupational exposure of health care personnel when handling cytostatics
||Control de la exposición laboral del personal sanitario durante la manipulación de citostáticos [in Spanish]|
||May 2009, No.52, p.6-13. Illus. 25 ref.
||10-0537.pdf [in English]
||Health care workers handling cytostatic agents may be contaminated during the preparation or the administration of the drug. This article describes the prevention and protection measures to be adopted when handling cytostatic agents. It points out that the high levels of contamination which are found on working surfaces and on vials in hospitals are due to the contamination of the external surfaces of vials arising during the production of the drugs. It urges manufacturers to act in order to avoid this problem at the source.
||cytostatic drugs; limitation of exposure; health care personnel
||harmful substances; exposure evaluation; hospitals; contamination
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services