Evaluating Effective Protective Measures for Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to Hazardous Drugs
Continuing education activity featured in the March 2018 edition of Pharmacy Times.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
FACULTYJeffrey C. Lombardo, PharmD, BCOP
Research Assistant ProfessorCenter for Integrated Global Biomedical SciencesEmpire State Patient Safety Assurance NetworkSchool of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences University at Buffalo State University of New York Buffalo, New York
MEDICAL WRITING AND EDITORIAL SUPPORTRachel L. Brown, PharmD, MPH
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
• Describe how exposure and contamination can lead to health risks to pharmacists and nurses who compound and administer hazardous drugs (HDs), such as chemotherapeutic agents
• Review the new USP chapter and be able to employ these measures to reduce or prevent unintentional exposure to HDs
• Discuss effective as well as protective and educational measures to minimize risks for those health care professionals who compound and administer HDs
TARGET AUDIENCE: Health-system pharmacists
ACTIVITY TYPE: Knowledge
RELEASE DATE: February 22, 2018
EXPIRATION DATE: May 22, 2019
ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY: 2.0 hours
FEE: This lesson is offered for free at www.pharmacytimes.org.