Pilot assessment of the antineoplastic drug contamination levels in British Columbian hospitals pre- and post-cleaning.

@article{Chu2012PilotAO,
  title={Pilot assessment of the antineoplastic drug contamination levels in British Columbian hospitals pre- and post-cleaning.},
  author={Winnie C. Chu and Chun-Yip Hon and Quinn Danyluk and Prescillia P S Chua and George Astrakianakis},
  journal={Journal of oncology pharmacy practice : official publication of the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={46-51}
}
OBJECTIVE We undertook a pilot study involving six British Columbian hospital pharmacies to determine if antineoplastic drug contamination of surfaces exists and whether residual drugs remain on these surfaces despite being cleaned. METHODS At each site, the pharmacy technician responsible for preparing the antineoplastic drugs was observed to determine which surfaces were contacted and to ascertain the frequency of contact. Surfaces observed to be most frequently contacted were subsequently… CONTINUE READING

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