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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

A protocol for the safe use of hazardous drugs in the OR.

Hemingway MW, Meleis L, Oliver J, et al. AORN J. 2020;111.

Perioperative personnel often care for patients requiring hazardous drugs, and guidelines recommend specific practices to enhance safe delivery. This article describes a protocol developed by one hospital to minimize healthcare workers exposure to the harmful effects of hazardous drugs (e.g., antineoplastic agents). The protocol includes requirements for personal protective equipment for hazardous drugs, the use of spill kits, and proper storage solutions.