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Bridging the Gap Between Human and Veterinary Medicine: Different Patients – Same Hazardous Drugs
The 2004 NIOSH Alert: Preventing Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings introduced a standard of universal precautions for handling hazardous drugs safely. The health effects due to occupational exposure to these drugs (mostly chemotherapeutics) are extensive and can include chromosomal and other types of genetic damage, and reproductive damage. More veterinary practices are administering chemotherapy as owners wish to prolong the lives of their pets. As the use of chemotherapeutics increases, the occupational health exposure risk to these drugs increases. Dr. Hirst and Mrs. McCleery will share how their research project is trying to bridge the gap between the protective technology and work-practices used for hazardous drugs within human healthcare and those used in veterinary medicine.

Mar 13, 2019 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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