Improving safety-related knowledge, attitude and practices of nurses handling cytotoxic anticancer drug: pharmacists' experience in a general hospital, Malaysia.

@article{Keat2013ImprovingSK,
  title={Improving safety-related knowledge, attitude and practices of nurses handling cytotoxic anticancer drug: pharmacists' experience in a general hospital, Malaysia.},
  author={Chan Huan Keat and Nor Suhada Sooaid and Cheng Yi Yun and Malathi Sriraman},
  journal={Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP},
  year={2013},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={69-73}
}
BACKGROUND An increasing trend of cytotoxic drug use, mainly in cancer treatment, has increased the occupational exposure among the nurses. This study aimed to assess the change of nurses' safety-related knowledge as well as attitude levels and subsequently to assess the change of cytotoxic drug handling practices in wards after a series of pharmacist-based interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective interventional study with a before and after design requested a single group of 96… CONTINUE READING