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Document ID (ISN)106518
CIS number 07-671
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Handling cytotoxic drugs in isolators in NHS pharmacies
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Jan 2003. 6p. 5 ref.
Abstract This information note gives advice on factors to consider when selecting either negative or positive pressure isolators for handling cytotoxic drugs in NHS pharmacies. Topics covered: functions of an isolator; characteristics of negative and positive pressure isolators; routes of operator exposure; combined risk of operator exposure and product contamination; decision table for the selection of either a negative or a positive pressure isolator.
Descriptors (primary) antineoplastic drugs; hospitals; United Kingdom; local exhaust
Descriptors (secondary) routes of entry; selection of equipment; data sheet; microbial pollution; negative pressure application
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Health care services
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