Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs

Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs Author Luci A. Power
ISBN-10 9781585281398
Year 2006
Pages 130
Language en
Publisher ASHP

Demonstrates recommended procedures for cytotoxic and hazardous drug preparation, administration, spill cleanup, and waste management. Fully compliant with new USP 797, NIOSH, and JCAHO standards.

Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs

Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs Author Martha Polovich
ISBN-10 1935864009
Year 2011
Pages 90
Language en

Guidelines for the safe handling of hazardous wastes have existed for 20 years or more, but with nearly six million health care workers handling these wastes as of 2009, the importance of maintaining safety guidelines has never been greater. The second edition of Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs, edited by Martha Polovich, provides you with the details and procedures needed to keep safe in the workplace. You'll find information on issues such as drug administration, management of spills, and safety measures as well as details on the adverse effects of hazardous drugs, and evidence of occupational hazardous drugs exposure.

Safety and Health Handbook for Cytotoxic Drugs

Safety and Health Handbook for Cytotoxic Drugs Author Samuel J. Murff
ISBN-10 9781605907048
Year 2012
Pages 357
Language en
Publisher Government Institutes

Many Healthcare workers must deal on a daily basis with the transportation, preparation, storage, clean up, and disposal of cytotoxic drugs, which are used in chemotherapy because of their harmful effect on cancer cells. These drugs also have harmful effects on good cells, and they therefore pose a significant health risk to those who work with them. Yet there is little safety and health information available about them, and what information is available is scattered across a vast array of literature. The Safety and Health Handbook for Cytotoxic Drugs collects this information so that healthcare workers can better understand the drugs they work with and the safety and health procedures that should be followed. In it, author Samuel J. Murff presents comprehensive technical and procedural information on 106 of the most common cytotoxic drugs. The book provides guidance on quickly dealing with spills, reducing unnecessary exposure, and complying with pertinent regulations and standards in order to better equip healthcare workers to maintain a safe work environment.

Drug Information Handbook for Oncology

Drug Information Handbook for Oncology Author Diedra L. Bragalone
ISBN-10 1591953294
Year 2014-01-01
Pages 1956
Language en
Publisher Lexi-Comp

The Lexicomp Drug Information Handbook for Oncology provides healthcare professionals with vital information on antineoplastic agents, ancillary medications, combination chemotherapy regimens, and dosing protocols. Monographs contain concise fields of pharmacology detail, including a Combination Regimens field in specific oncology drug monographs with references to applicable chemotherapy regimens. The Special Topics section reviews cancer-related issues, such as the management of EGFR inhibitor toxicities: dermatologic, ocular, and gastrointestinal; venous thromboembolism in the cancer patient; chronic pain management (cancer); hospice (end of life) care; palliative care medicine (cancer); hematopoietic stem cell transplantation; management of infections; safe handling of hazardous drugs; and emetogenic potential of antineoplastic agents in children. The Appendix adds valuable information on conversions, renal function tests, comparative drug charts, and laboratory reference values for adults.Includes: *332 total drug monographs *487 chemotherapy regimens *797 variations within the regimens *Up to 50 fields of information *Over 150 Appendix pages Updates to this edition: *19 New Drug Monographs *49 New Chemotherapy Regimens *87 New Variations Within the Regimens *New Special Topics: * oManagement of EGFR Inhibitor Toxicities: Dermatologic, Ocular, and Gastrointestinal oEmetogenic Potential of Antineoplastic Agents in Children *Special Topic Updates: oSafe Handling of Hazardous Drugs - New Comprehensive Table oManagement of Drug Extravasations - Fully Revised Comprehensive Table oManagement of Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting in Adults oCommon Toxicity Criteria

Compounding Sterile Preparations Ashp s Video Guide to Chapter 797 Companion Guide and Assessment Record

Compounding Sterile Preparations  Ashp s Video Guide to Chapter 797 Companion Guide and Assessment Record Author Patricia C. Kienle
ISBN-10 9781585282326
Year 2009-01-01
Pages 106
Language en
Publisher ASHP

As a healthcare professional, you are responsible for ensuring the quality of compounded sterile preparations. The safety of your patients begins by ensuring that you understand the practice requirements set forth in USP Chapter . Compounding Sterile Preparations: ASHP's Video Guide to Chapter provides a concise video overview of the essential components, procedures, and standards of the revised and updated Chapter . An essential component of competency assessment and training program, the Companion Guide and Assessment Record contains: In-depth review material to highlight and reinforce the video presentation. Exercises to enhance understanding of key concepts. Summary checklists. Assessment questions. An individual assessment record to document completion of the program. To maximize the value of the video all program participants should have a copy of this guide. The Companion Guide and Assessment Record is available at quantity discounts. Complete the training and assessment of your compounding staff with the help of these ASHP videos. For pharmacy technicians or technicians in training with no prior experience in compounding: Getting Started in Non-Sterile Compounding: Video Training Program Getting Started in Aseptic Compounding: Video Training Program For skills development of compounding personnel with some experience: Basics of Aseptic Compounding Technique: Video Training Program For advanced training in hazardous drug preparation: Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs: Video Training Program Visit for more information about these videos in DVD and on-line formats.

Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory

Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory Author George Lunn
ISBN-10 9781118146590
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 662
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

The book describes practical procedures for the destruction of hazardous chemicals and biological agents in the laboratory in which they are used. The book is a continuation and expansion of “Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory.” It follows the same general approach as the first and second editions but includes a number of new chapters including one on using advanced oxidation techniques as a general means of degrading chemicals. All the monographs from the second edition are incorporated in this volume and are revised and extended as necessary. A number of new monographs describing procedures for the destruction of hazardous chemicals have also been added. The destruction of many pharmaceuticals is also described in this book. This subject has become of increasing importance with recent reports of the detection of pharmaceuticals in the water supply. Finally a new addition is the chapter “General Methods for the Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory.” This chapter describes recent advanced oxidation methods that should be generally applicable to all organic compounds. The methods use commonly available laboratory equipment and reagents.

Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice

Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice Author Martha Polovich
ISBN-10 1935864335
Year 2014
Pages 480
Language en

Order your copy of the fourth edition of the best-selling resource used by more than 101,000 healthcare professionals since 2009 and keep up-to-date on the latest chemotherapy, biotherapy, and targeted agents. This new edition of the Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice has been revised and updated to reflect the current procedures and practices in your specialty. You'll find that this latest edition incorporates a number of significant changes. To help you find the content and information that you need quickly and easily, the text has been reorganized and is now divided into 11 chapters ranging from an overview of cancer and cancer treatment and principles of antineoplastic therapy to post-treatment care and competencies in chemotherapy administration. Patient education information has also been expanded in the new edition to emphasize importance of education in patient care. And, finally, look for new information on chemotherapy sequencing and updates on the nursing management of treatment side effects.As with previous editions, the guidelines strives to bring you the latest details on approved drugs, standards of practice, and available evidence. Make sure to update your library with this latest edition of one of the most trusted and widely used resources for practicing oncology nurses.

Avoiding Common Nursing Errors

Avoiding Common Nursing Errors Author Betsy H. Allbee
ISBN-10 9781451153248
Year 2012-03-28
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This handbook succinctly describes over 500 common errors made by nurses and offers practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these errors. Coverage includes the entire scope of nursing practice—administration, medications, process of care, behavioral and psychiatric, cardiology, critical care, endocrine, gastroenterology and nutrition, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, nephrology, neurology, pulmonary, preoperative, operative, and postoperative care, emergency nursing, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatric nursing. The book can easily be read immediately before the start of a rotation or used for quick reference. Each error is described in a quick-reading one-page entry that includes a brief clinical scenario and tips on how to avoid or resolve the problem. Illustrations are included where appropriate.

A Cancer Source Book for Nurses

A Cancer Source Book for Nurses Author Claudette G. Varricchio
ISBN-10 0763732761
Year 2004
Pages 580
Language en
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Learning

A Cancer Source Book for Nurses, Eighth Edition is intended for nurses in every practice setting who are involved with providing care for cancer survivors, individuals with cancer, and those at risk for cancer. The book covers the most common cancers and strategies for nursing care. Several new chapters have been added, including chapters on sexuality, alternative therapies, vascular access devices, clinical trials, and special populations; other chapters have been revised extensively to reflect current knowledge and trends, and include how to manage symptoms, the latest on cancer prevention and detection, childhood cancers, and survivorship issues. Chapters on the most common cancers include information on incidence, risk factors, early detection, diagnostic evaluation and staging, treatment, prognosis, side effects and long-term sequel, and nursing considerations.

Compounding Sterile Preparations

Compounding Sterile Preparations Author E. Clyde Buchanan
ISBN-10 9781585283316
Year 2009-02-01
Pages 481
Language en
Publisher ASHP

Empower your staff to improve safety, quality and compliance with the help of new guidelines and standards. We’ve updated every chapter of this popular review of the fundamentals of preparing sterile products in hospital, home-care, and community pharmacy settings to reflect the most recent revisions to USP . Included are the latest guidelines for the compounding process, quality assurance methods, and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the dispensing process. Comprehensive documentation for the guidelines is included in the appendices.Chapters new to this edition focus on: Gap analysis and action plans Safe use of automatic compounding devices Cleaning and disinfecting Radiopharmaceuticals as CSPs Allergen extracts as CSPs.

Mosby s Pharmacy Technician Lab Manual Revised Reprint E Book

Mosby s Pharmacy Technician Lab Manual Revised Reprint   E Book Author Judith Neville
ISBN-10 9780323292672
Year 2013-12-27
Pages 209
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences

This comprehensive lab manual features more than 49 practical exercises that provide hands-on training for essential pharmacy technician skills. Realistic lab exercises include illustrations of prescription orders, and cover concepts such as hand hygiene, counting medication, prescription interpretation, data entry, pharmacy conversions, inventory management, and prior authorization. Perforated pages make it easy to turn in exercises for evaluation. Over forty lab exercises cover a wide range of skills needed for retail pharmacy, in-patient (hospital) pharmacy, home healthcare pharmacy, long term care pharmacy, and mail order pharmacy. Illustrations of prescription orders provide a practical, real-world learning experience. Perforated pages allow students to turn in completed lab exercises for evaluation. Includes helpful references to Elsevier pharmacy technician products (i.e., Hopper), but can also be used as a standalone workbook.

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory Author The Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: An Update
ISBN-10 9780309138642
Year 2011-03-25
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher National Academies Press

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory--the book that has served for decades as the standard for chemical laboratory safety practice--now features updates and new topics. This revised edition has an expanded chapter on chemical management and delves into new areas, such as nanotechnology, laboratory security, and emergency planning. Developed by experts from academia and industry, with specialties in such areas as chemical sciences, pollution prevention, and laboratory safety, Prudent Practices in the Laboratory provides guidance on planning procedures for the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals. The book offers prudent practices designed to promote safety and includes practical information on assessing hazards, managing chemicals, disposing of wastes, and more. Prudent Practices in the Laboratory will continue to serve as the leading source of chemical safety guidelines for people working with laboratory chemicals: research chemists, technicians, safety officers, educators, and students.

Managing Health and Safety in the Dental Practice

Managing Health and Safety in the Dental Practice Author Jane Bonehill
ISBN-10 1444390317
Year 2011-02-02
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

The main purpose of this book is to provide clear, straightforward information about the key requirements relating to health and safety in dental practices, with a practical and user-friendly approach to help manage these issues on a day-to-day basis. It assists practice managers, dentists, dental nurses and other team members in making health and safety 'second nature' by integrating it into their usual routine - thereby preventing accidents, addressing unacceptable working practices, and maintaining professional standards in order to ensure, so far as is reasonable, the protection of employees and patients. The book offers comprehensive coverage of all major topics, from the handling of hazardous substances to the management of medical emergencies. Each chapter includes: A tab for ease of reference A bulleted list outlining the scope of the chapter A list of figures An introduction to the subject and its relevance to the dental practice A list of key legislation relating to the subject The subject content broken down into sub-headings A summary to help reflection and recollection An action check list to measure against existing working practices frequently asked questions to assist in practical application Each topic is covered with specific reference to dental practice needs, with all the necessary detail but no excessive technicality. Ultimately, this book shows how a healthy and safe workplace is eminently achievable.

Bitter Pills

Bitter Pills Author Stephen Fried
ISBN-10 9780553378528
Year 1999
Pages 433
Language en
Publisher Bantam

Combining a personal memoir with investigative reporting, a journalist offers a critical look at the flaws in the regulation of prescription and over-the-counter drugs and the power of the international pharmaceutical industry