Safe handling of chemo drugs

  1. We are updating our cytotoxic protocol and looking for best practices. What do your organizations call a "small spill" and a "large spill?" How many ml might spill before a small spill became a large one?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   XYcsccSN
    Greater than 5ml is considered a large spill where I work.
  4. by   Abbygirl09
    5ml at my facility as well
  5. by   kano
    5Mls at my facility..
    i was giving Rituxan yesterday to a patient... i found an IV disconnected from the patient on the bed with about 2mls leak on the gown... i wasn't wearing my mask but had a chemo gloves on me when i connected the iv back and changed the patient's gown. I'm freaking out now... i might have inhaled the drug as i wasn't wearing any mask. I'm off today and dead tired and worried. i tried to look up online the " the risk of inhaling rituxan" i couldn't find any infor...please help... thank you
  6. by   Atiyya
    Did you get any info?
    Quote from kano
    5Mls at my facility..
    i was giving Rituxan yesterday to a patient... i found an IV disconnected from the patient on the bed with about 2mls leak on the gown... i wasn't wearing my mask but had a chemo gloves on me when i connected the iv back and changed the patient's gown. I'm freaking out now... i might have inhaled the drug as i wasn't wearing any mask. I'm off today and dead tired and worried. i tried to look up online the " the risk of inhaling rituxan" i couldn't find any infor...please help... thank you

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