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Abstract

The use of cytotoxic drugs has become more common in veterinary medicine, and the standards of practice in the handling of drugs are evolving. This section covers the requirements for competence, risk assessment and control measures. Self-assessment questions are included along with a video. Last updated July 2023

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Figure 5.1 Chemotherapy drugs in a locked wall mounted cabinet.
Figure 5.2 Luer lock syringe with closed administration adapter in place.
Figure 5.3 A negative pressure isolator hood.
Figure 5.4 PPE; two pairs of gloves and long-sleeved gown.

References

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Cytotoxic drugs

With Jenny Helm BVMS CertSAM Dip-ECVIM CA FHEA MRCVS

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