Accession Number : ADA183293

Title :   Guidelines for the Preparation, Administration, and Disposal of Cytotoxic Drugs.

Descriptive Note : Technical guide,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Noll,Sharon L. ; Caldwell,Daniel J.

Report Date : MAY 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This technical guide presents current guidance for the preparation, administration, and disposal of cytotoxic drugs (CDs). Some antineoplastic (anticancer) drugs used in cancer chemotherapy are also cytotoxic. Because they are toxic to living cells, health care workers may be exposed to significant health hazards during the preparation and handling of these drugs. Appendix C lists many antineoplastic agents currently in use.

Descriptors :   *CELLS(BIOLOGY), *TOXICITY, *DRUGS, *MATERIALS HANDLING, *INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE, CANCER, CHEMOTHERAPY, DISPOSAL, HEALTH, BLOOD CELLS, LIFE(BIOLOGY), GUIDANCE, HAZARDS, CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS, PREPARATION, INJECTIONS(MEDICINE), DOSAGE, PROTECTION, INSTRUCTIONS, MEDICAL PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Hygiene and Sanitation
      Environmental Health and Safety
      Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE