Chapter_23

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Chapter_23
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2012-08-27 18:27:00
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  1. Chemotherapeutic drugs
    Drugs used in the treatment of cancer that can destroy normal living cells. Extra precautions are needed to ensure the safety of the compounder
  2. Teratogenic
    Capable of causing damage to a developing fetus or the reproductive system
  3. Oncogenic
    Capable of destroying cancer cells
  4. Mutagenic
    Causing changes in DNA that can increase mutations
  5. Antineoplastic drugs
    Chemotherapeutic agents that help control or cure cancer
  6. Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    Includes gloves, gowns, goggles, respirators, and face shields
  7. Biological safety cabinet (BSC) 
    A ventilated cabinet designed to protect the worker, the product, and the environment with a downward HEPA-filtered airflow and a HEPA-filtered exhaust; a vertical flow laminar flow hood used to compound chemotherapeutic agents 
  8. Chemo spill kit
    A kit that contains PPE and equipment for cleaning up a hazardous spill; it can be either purchased commercially or assembled by the pharmacy

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