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Document ID (ISN)110883
CIS number 10-0537
ISSN - Serial title 1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Torrado del Rey S., Rosell Farrás M.G., Guardino Solá X.
Title Control of occupational exposure of health care personnel when handling cytostatics
Original title Control de la exposición laboral del personal sanitario durante la manipulación de citostáticos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information May 2009, No.52, p.6-13. Illus. 25 ref.
Internet access 10-0537.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) cytostatic drugs; limitation of exposure; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) harmful substances; exposure evaluation; hospitals; contamination
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Exposure evaluation