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Meeting Report

Taking steps to protect cancer nurses from exposure to hazardous drugs

‘Biologically important exposure [to hazardous drugs] is occurring in the oncology work setting’, Dr Melissa McDiarmid (Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Maryland School of...

The need to protect cancer nurses from exposure to hazardous drugs

Hazardous drugs deserve deep respect in their handling, due to their toxicity, but some concerns could be allayed by implementing a comprehensive set of exposure controls, according to Dr Melissa...

Helping to protect cancer nurses from exposure to hazardous drugs

‘Systemic anticancer therapy (SACT) comprises a wide range of treatments, but in the context of occupational exposure and protection of nurses, the debate is firmly focused on cytotoxics and...

How can we protect cancer nurses from exposure to hazardous drugs?

Alison Simons and Samantha Toland (Senior Lecturers at Birmingham City University) have a special interest in SACT safety and the protection of nurses administering chemotherapy..

Meeting report: optimising procurement of continence pads

The panel agreed that, in their experience, the inclusion of items on formulary was decided by nurses, within a set budget, based on the clinical needs of a patient population with moderate to severe...

Meeting report: managing peristomal skin complications

The chair opened the discussion by inviting the panel members to estimate how often they saw peristomal skin-related complications in their daily practice. One delegate mentioned that up to 80% of...

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