Evaluating Effective Protective Measures for Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to Hazardous Drugs

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Pharmacy Times, March 2018 Central Nervous System, Volume 84, Issue 3

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.

Evaluating Effective Protective Measures for Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to Hazardous Drugs

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

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

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.