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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.
This short editorial summarises the definitions of closed systems versus closed system drug transfer devices.
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
This editorial explains who is responsible for monitoring surface contamination of hazardous drugs, and why it is so important
This short article summarises the main barriers to safe handling of hazardous drugs from the perspectives of nurses
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).
Interactive guide to the guidelines
This interactive pathway maps the key guidelines onto the various points of potential hazardous drug contamination in the hospital.
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 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.