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Nurses providing chemotherapy face health risks, academics warn

Website launched to highlight the risks healthcare professionals face when providing chemotherapy to patients
Chemotherapy risks

Website launched to highlight the risks healthcare professionals face when providing chemotherapy to patients

Nurse lecturers have launched a website to highlight the risks healthcare professionals face when providing chemotherapy to patients.

The nurse academics from Birmingham City University (BCU) are calling for the mandatory use of closed system drug transfer devices to minimise the risk of nurses being exposed to potentially dangerous cytotoxic medicines during the chemotherapy treatment process.

This would prohibit the transfer of environmental contaminants into the therapy system and prevent hazardous drugs or vapour concentrations escaping.

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Featuring links to clinical evidence, advice about training and education, as well as news about meetings and events, the website also provides case studies of where healthcare providers have introduced closed systems to

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