When it comes to handling hazardous drugs, health professionals should use extreme caution. The reason is that being exposed to toxic medicines can cause adverse side effects to your health such as skin infections, allergies, and even different types of cancers. Today’s post will help to explain the safe handling of hazardous drugs to protect you and those around you.
Drugs that are potentially dangerous and will need to be handled with care are antineoplastics, cytotoxic substances, antiviral agents, biologic agents and immunosuppressive agents. When one comes to direct contact with these drugs, it is an absolute must that the individual has a hazardous drug spill cleanup kit that’s accessible at all times.
For example, let’s say an accident occurred such as a chemotherapy drug spill? How would someone take measures of cleaning up the spill so others will not come into contact while protecting themselves? When going through a hazardous drug spill cleanup kit, you would put on a disposable gown made of polyethylene-coated polypropylene or other laminate materials. In addition, you should wear chemical splash goggles and put on Chemoplus™ neoprene chemotherapy gloves that are premium latex-free. Having all these materials in your possession will give you the best chance of protecting yourself, your clients, and your staff.
At DeWeese Engineering, we have Hazardous Drug Spill Cleanup Kits that are available and for sale. All of our kits contain protective gowns, absorbent towels, latex-free gloves, shoe covers and other types of materials that you will need. To find out more information about our kits, you can click here. Also, please contact us at (662) 892-8054 if you’re looking to speak with us. We will respond to any of your questions as soon as we can.