Are You Protected from Hazardous Drugs? Decreasing Exposure and Increasing Safety - JA0008057-0000-19-245-H05-P

Are You Protected from Hazardous Drugs? Decreasing Exposure and Increasing Safety

by AnnMarie Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN®, CHES
JA0008057-0000-19-245-H05-P
(4.4 / 18 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

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Summary:

Hazardous drugs are medications that can cause cancer, mutate genes, cause fetal defects, or other adverse effects. When drugs such as chemotherapy, antiviral, or other hazardous agents are warranted for patients, healthcare staff preparing, administering, or in the immediate vicinity of these drugs may be exposed. Millions of healthcare personnel may or may not be protected from exposure. Safety standards, appropriate protective equipment/devices, and protective procedures exist to help prevent or minimize exposure. Are you protected?

Objectives:

The goal of this presentation is to discuss the reality of healthcare worker exposure to hazardous drugs and prevention strategies to lessen the risk of exposure.
  • Describe the possible adverse effects of occupational exposure to hazardous drugs.
  • Identify the types of healthcare workers at risk for exposure to hazardous drugs.
  • Describe ways to minimize exposure to hazardous drugs to show how we all play a part in minimizing occupational risk of hazardous drug exposure.
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, ARNPs/APRNs, dietitians, health educators, nursing assistants, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians.
 
Pharmacists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
 
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Hours dedicated to pharmacology: 1 contact hour
 
Initial Release Date: 5/01/2019; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2019

Course Originally Released on: 4/12/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/12/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Reem S - Amman, TX  ·  Jul 18, 2019
well presented with good information
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CATRINA S - Medical Lake, WA  ·  Jul 12, 2019
Very concise and informative
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VALERIE P - Oklahoma City, OK  ·  Jul 08, 2019
Raise awareness and useful info for personal practice
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Debra B - Curwensville, PA  ·  Jul 05, 2019
Good information and pertinent to my work
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MARY H - Chiago, IL  ·  Jun 25, 2019
I like the pertinence to my practice, the practical recommendations, and the numerous references provided. This course not only reviewed the information, but it helped by highlighting the differences from past guidelines and providing many excellent clinical pearls. Thank you!
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