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Topics tailored to your needs

Topics tailored to your needs

Key questions modules are written by experienced pharmacists and cover important subjects to address the specific needs of a hospital pharmacist

Learn anytime, Anywhere

Learn anytime, Anywhere

Hospital pharmacies are fast-paced environments; with these self-study modules, you can study when it’s convenient for you

New modules regularly added

New modules regularly added

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We continuously add new modules, so you can update your knowledge in the areas that matter most to you

Fulfil CPD requirements

Fulfil CPD requirements

Earn points towards your annual CPD requirements by completing these self-study modules

CSTDs vs Closed Systems

Engineering controls such as closed systems and CSTDs are essential for safe handling of hazardous drugs. This infographic illustrates the differences between closed systems and CSTDs.

Clearing up the confusion - closed systems versus CSTDs

Editorial article

This short editorial summarises the definitions of closed systems versus closed system drug transfer devices.

Reducing the risk of hazardous drug exposure to health care workers

Editorial article

One of the biggest concerns in the administration of hazardous drugs is the risk to those who come into contact with these drugs: patients, nurses and other health care professionals who administer the drug. Read this month’s editorial to explore ways of reducing these risks

Surface contamination

Monitoring of hazardous drugs >

Precautions, perspectives, and practicalities: the reality of safe handling of hazardous drugs in hospitals

Editorial article

This short article summarises the main barriers to safe handling of hazardous drugs from the perspectives of nurses

Monitoring contamination of hazardous drug compounding surfaces at hospital pharmacy departments

Key Paper Evaluation

This 2-page evaluation summarises key findings from a review of surface contamination monitoring in hospital pharmacy departments conducted by the Spanish Society of Hospital Pharmacists (SEFH).

Monitoring hazardous drug surface contamination In a hospital setting

A multidisciplinary panel of healthcare providers met at the 2020 Safe to Touch conference and developed a set of consensus statements regarding hazardous drug surface contamination monitoring. This infographic summarises their recommendations.

Contamination along the Care Continuum

Interactive guide to the guidelines

This interactive pathway maps the key guidelines onto the various points of potential hazardous drug contamination in the hospital.

Carcinogens, Mutagens and Reprotoxic substances Directive (CMRD)

Key Paper Evaluation

Updates to directive 2004/37/EC of the European Parliament and European Council were appoved on 8 March 2022. This 2-pager summarises the updates which are set to be released this year.

Hazardous Drug Exposure – summary of the guidelines

Editorial article

Hazardous drug handling is a complex, interdisciplinary process that requires adherance to guidelines and recommendations. This editorial dicsusses the scope of some of the various available guidelines and the importance of keeping up to date with their changes.

All educational content (including liaison with thought leaders) for the Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs Hub has been initiated and produced by Cogora. Cogora is the publisher of Hospital Pharmacy Europe and Hospital Healthcare Europe, and conducts healthcare professional market insight activities globally. The Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs Hub is funded by BD. However, BD has had no input or influence on either its content or the selection of contributors.