Guidelines & Directives

Evidence base for safe handling of hazardous drugs

Italian perspectives on the safe handling of hazardous drugs and closed systems


This infographic and key paper summary explains how safe handling of hazardous drugs is approached in Italy.

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Authors: Susanne Cruikshank & José Manuel Martínez Sesmero

The Carcinogens, Mutagens and Reprotoxic Substances Directive (CMRD) is entering into law in April 2024. It contains guidance for employers on how to keep healthcare staff safe at work when handling hazardous medicinal products. Watch this conversation between Susanne Cruikshank and José Manuel Martínez Sesmero to understand more about the importance of the CMRD.

EU strengthens protection of healthcare workers from hazardous substances


This infographic explains the changes to the Carcinogens, Mutagens and Reprotoxic Substances Directive, and how this will affect healthcare workers.

Guidance for the management of hazardous medicinal products at work

Editorial article

This editorial summarises the appropriate topics for healthcare professionals from the European Commission’s recently published ‘Guidance for the safe management of hazardous medicinal products at work’.

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.

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Author: Marta Trojniak

Compare how the “do’s and don’ts” of hazardous drug handling differ across Europe and discover how international directives could impact your working practice with this module. Watch Marta Trojniak introduce her updated module.