Hazardous drugs, such as those used for cancer chemotherapy, antiviral treatments and hormone regimens, pose a serious health hazard to healthcare workers.
OSHA says even in low doses the preparation, administration, manufacturing, and the disposal of these hazardous medications can expose hundreds of thousands of healthcare workers to irreversible harm. These hazardous medications can cause serious effects including:
This course takes a closer look at several different hazardous materials and medications that healthcare workers may be exposed to daily, as well as ways to protect themselves from serious health issues.
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