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Author Murff, Samuel J.

Title Safety and health handbook for cytotoxic drugs / Samuel J. Murff.

Publication Info. Lanham : Government Institutes, 2012.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Reference Material  REF. 615.798 M975S    In-Library Use Only
Description viii, 357 pages ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Disclaimer -- Preface -- Section 1: Introduction To The Safety And Health Handbook For Cytotoxic Drugs: -- Introduction -- Personnel decontamination -- Small spills cleanup -- Large spills cleanup -- Decontamination and spill cleanup in biological safety cabinet (BSC) -- General first aid measures -- Regional emergency contacts -- Local emergency contacts -- Job hazard analysis/job safety analysis (JHA/JSA) -- Selection guidelines for chemotherapy gloves -- Recommended respiratory protection -- Specific personal protection equipment (PPE) requirements -- General cytotoxic drugs medical surveillance recommendations -- Recommended engineering controls-biological safety cabinets and barrier isolators -- Unique occupational safety and health act compliance issues -- Section 2: Cytotoxic Drugs: -- Comprehensive cytotoxic drug list -- Trademark citations sorted by assigned numbers -- Trademark citations sorted by trademarks alphabetically -- Section 3: Appendixes: -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- Chemical abstract service (CAS) number index -- Introduction to personal protective equipment -- Examples of available chemotherapy gloves with manufacturers' breakthrough times -- Suppliers of chemotherapy protection and safety products -- Sample job hazard analysis form example based on OSHA -- List of PPE and engineering controls for use with cytotoxic drug hazard task risk analysis/signs -- Hazard assessment certification form example and centers for disease control and prevention form -- Rationale for adopting the environmental sentinel contamination action level (ESCAL) concept -- USP chapter 797 safety and health implications -- Principal engineering controls -- Introduction to applied toxicology -- How to read and understand a material safety data sheet (MSDS) -- Department of defense HMIS labeling made simple -- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 704 hazard diamond -- United States consensus occupational exposure level(s)/limits for cytotoxic drugs -- Cytotoxic drugs: international consensus occupational exposure limits/occupational exposure standards excluding the United States (sorted by country) -- Cytotoxic drugs: international consensus occupational exposure limits/occupational exposure standards excluding the United States (sorted by drug nomenclature) -- Summary of internal occupational exposure levels for cytotoxic drugs as listed in section 2-1 (sorted by drug name) -- Summary of internal occupational exposure levels for cytotoxic drugs as listed in section 2-1 (sorted by manufacturer name) -- Antineoplastic drugs health effects table -- Hazardous drugs (cytotoxic) program self-assessment -- Cytotoxic drugs listed as characteristic hazardous waste by EPA (United States) -- Summary of cytotoxic drugs solubility and insolubility in water and /or alcohol -- References -- List of omitted drugs -- Section 4: Indexes -- General index -- Index of cytotoxic drugs from section 2-1 -- Index of CAS number for cytotoxic drugs from section 2-1 -- Index of cytotoxic drugs from section 3-24 -- About the author.
Summary Overview: Many Healthcare workers must deal on a daily basis with the transportation, preparation, storage, clean up, and disposal of cytotoxic drugs, which are used in chemotherapy because of their harmful effect on cancer cells. These drugs also have harmful effects on good cells, and they therefore pose a significant health risk to those who work with them. Yet there is little safety and health information available about them, and what information is available is scattered across a vast array of literature. The Safety and Health Handbook for Cytotoxic Drugs collects this information so that healthcare workers can better understand the drugs they work with and the safety and health procedures that should be followed. In it, author Samuel J. Murff presents comprehensive technical and procedural information on 106 of the most common cytotoxic drugs. The book provides guidance on quickly dealing with spills, reducing unnecessary exposure, and complying with pertinent regulations and standards in order to better equip healthcare workers to maintain a safe work environment.
Subject Antineoplastic agents -- Safety measures -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Drugs -- Administration -- Safety measures -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Antineoplastic Agents -- standards -- Handbooks.
Antineoplastic Agents -- administration & dosage -- Handbooks.
Occupational Exposure -- prevention & control -- Handbooks.
Occupational Exposure -- standards -- Handbooks.
ISBN 9781605907048 cloth alkaline paper
1605907049 cloth alkaline paper
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