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2016 NIOSH List of Antineoplastic & Other Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings

This is an updated version of the 2014 publication. The current update (2016) adds 34 drugs, five of which have safe-handling recommendations from the manufacturers. Hazardous drugs include those used for cancer chemotherapy, antiviral drugs, hormones, some bioengineered drugs, and other miscellaneous drugs. This document presents criteria and sources of information for determining whether a drug is…

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Unlicensed Assistive Personnel and Infusion Therapy

In case you missed it, the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) has published an updated position paper on The Role of Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) in the Provision of Infusion Therapy.  UAP is the common term used to describe the various assistive personnel to whom physicians, RNs, and other health care professionals may delegate patient care activities,…

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Seven years…thank you!

It’s hard to believe this blog is now 7 years old!! I am grateful and humbled that you’ve continued to visit, read, post comments, and subscribe to my blog posts. Here’s are the top 7 most read posts this year: Click on the link for the post. 1. “Is there a difference? Osmolarity vs. Osmolality” 2.…

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Gloves…

Yeah, this post is about gloves. I’m going to revisit this…not wearing gloves when starting a peripheral IV.. Then there’s the extreme, when healthcare providers wear gloves for everything like taking your blood pressure and temperature!! (save this for another time) We should all know about Universal Precautions, right? It has been around since 1983,…