Nonadministration of injectable antineoplastic drugs in a French hospital

Do, Nathalie; Blatt, Anne Catherine; Sterlingot, Hélène; Deletie, Emmanuelle; Peyron, Isabelle; Tersen, Isabelle; Salmeron, Sergio; Bézie, Yvonnick
July 2004
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;7/1/2004, Vol. 61 Issue 13, p1335
Academic Journal
Focuses on the nonadministration of injectable antineoplastic drugs at Saint Joseph Foundation Hospital in France. Exposure of nurses to cumulative toxic risks in preparing antineoplastic drugs; Centralization of the reconstitution of anticancer products in in pharmacy-operated centralized cytotoxic preparation units to avoid the risks; Evaluation of the appropriateness of the doses prescribed by computer software.


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