CHEMO SAFE HANDLING CONSULTING
CHALLENGES WITH CHEMOTHERAPY
Healthcare organizations do not provide consistent high quality chemotherapy training causing Patient Safety Issues:
Nurse preceptors are teaching incorrect safe handling information to new hires and new nurses.
Healthcare organizations are not providing consistent training on how to handle and administer a high alert medication, like chemotherapy.
Nursing departments are not evaluating competencies yearly to maintain best practices.
2. Healthcare organizations face hefty violations for not following OSHA regulations.
OSHA mandates all employers to have a Hazard Communication Program.
OSHA requires organizations to provide proper PPE to protect employees.
OSHA requires healthcare organizations to provide Safety Data Sheets easily accessible to healthcare workers who handle hazardous drugs.
3. Healthcare organizations are not addressing the barriers nurses face when handling and administering hazardous drugs safely.
Nurses wearing single chemo glove
Nurses re-using chemo gowns
Only 1/4 of nurses use CSTD, even though USP 800 requires it to be used.
Strategy sessions and leadership development
Safe handling baseline assessment
Hazard Communication Assessment
Safe Handling Refresher Training for nursing and nursing assistants
We help healthcare organizations create safer work places by helping them build safe handling toolboxes, not checkboxes.
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