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A regulatory framework for carcinogens [online] : development and trial of an evidence-based audit tool for cytotoxic drugs in hospitals

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Internet only - free access
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x, 45p.
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Adelaide, S. Aust.: University of Adelaide, School of Public Health
Year:
2016
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Electronic resource
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The aims of the research project were to:
  • Develop and trial an evidence-based audit tool for use by SAFEWORK SA inspectors to profile “regulation preparedness” for the use of the restricted carcinogen cyclophosphamide used in public and private hospitals across South Australia; and to
  • Develop and trial an evidence-based check list for PCBUs and workers to profile risk management during workplace handling of cytotoxic drugs and other carcinogens used in public and private hospitals across South Australia; and
  • Appraise the audit tool/check list by objective measurement of cyclophosphamide residues on work surfaces. Areas likely to have high potential for surface contamination such as pharmacy and clinical areas are targeted for surface wipe sampling. The project was undertaken by experienced Occupational Hygienists and a Registered nurse.
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