Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs

Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs Author Luci A. Power
ISBN-10 9781585281398
Year 2006
Pages 130
Language en
Publisher ASHP
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Demonstrates recommended procedures for cytotoxic and hazardous drug preparation, administration, spill cleanup, and waste management. Fully compliant with new USP 797, NIOSH, and JCAHO standards.

Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs

Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs Author Martha Polovich
ISBN-10 1935864009
Year 2011
Pages 90
Language en
Publisher
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Guidelines for the safe handling of hazardous wastes have existed for 20 years or more, but with nearly six million health care workers handling these wastes as of 2009, the importance of maintaining safety guidelines has never been greater. The second edition of Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs, edited by Martha Polovich, provides you with the details and procedures needed to keep safe in the workplace. You'll find information on issues such as drug administration, management of spills, and safety measures as well as details on the adverse effects of hazardous drugs, and evidence of occupational hazardous drugs exposure.

Avoiding Common Nursing Errors

Avoiding Common Nursing Errors Author Betsy H. Allbee
ISBN-10 9781451153248
Year 2012-03-28
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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This handbook succinctly describes over 500 common errors made by nurses and offers practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these errors. Coverage includes the entire scope of nursing practice—administration, medications, process of care, behavioral and psychiatric, cardiology, critical care, endocrine, gastroenterology and nutrition, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, nephrology, neurology, pulmonary, preoperative, operative, and postoperative care, emergency nursing, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatric nursing. The book can easily be read immediately before the start of a rotation or used for quick reference. Each error is described in a quick-reading one-page entry that includes a brief clinical scenario and tips on how to avoid or resolve the problem. Illustrations are included where appropriate.

A Cancer Source Book for Nurses

A Cancer Source Book for Nurses Author Claudette G. Varricchio
ISBN-10 0763732761
Year 2004
Pages 580
Language en
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Learning
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A Cancer Source Book for Nurses, Eighth Edition is intended for nurses in every practice setting who are involved with providing care for cancer survivors, individuals with cancer, and those at risk for cancer. The book covers the most common cancers and strategies for nursing care. Several new chapters have been added, including chapters on sexuality, alternative therapies, vascular access devices, clinical trials, and special populations; other chapters have been revised extensively to reflect current knowledge and trends, and include how to manage symptoms, the latest on cancer prevention and detection, childhood cancers, and survivorship issues. Chapters on the most common cancers include information on incidence, risk factors, early detection, diagnostic evaluation and staging, treatment, prognosis, side effects and long-term sequel, and nursing considerations.

Compounding Sterile Preparations

Compounding Sterile Preparations Author E. Clyde Buchanan
ISBN-10 9781585283316
Year 2009-02-01
Pages 481
Language en
Publisher ASHP
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Empower your staff to improve safety, quality and compliance with the help of new guidelines and standards. We’ve updated every chapter of this popular review of the fundamentals of preparing sterile products in hospital, home-care, and community pharmacy settings to reflect the most recent revisions to USP . Included are the latest guidelines for the compounding process, quality assurance methods, and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the dispensing process. Comprehensive documentation for the guidelines is included in the appendices.Chapters new to this edition focus on: Gap analysis and action plans Safe use of automatic compounding devices Cleaning and disinfecting Radiopharmaceuticals as CSPs Allergen extracts as CSPs.

Mosby s Pharmacy Technician Lab Manual Revised Reprint E Book

Mosby s Pharmacy Technician Lab Manual Revised Reprint   E Book Author Judith Neville
ISBN-10 9780323292672
Year 2013-12-27
Pages 209
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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This comprehensive lab manual features more than 49 practical exercises that provide hands-on training for essential pharmacy technician skills. Realistic lab exercises include illustrations of prescription orders, and cover concepts such as hand hygiene, counting medication, prescription interpretation, data entry, pharmacy conversions, inventory management, and prior authorization. Perforated pages make it easy to turn in exercises for evaluation. Over forty lab exercises cover a wide range of skills needed for retail pharmacy, in-patient (hospital) pharmacy, home healthcare pharmacy, long term care pharmacy, and mail order pharmacy. Illustrations of prescription orders provide a practical, real-world learning experience. Perforated pages allow students to turn in completed lab exercises for evaluation. Includes helpful references to Elsevier pharmacy technician products (i.e., Hopper), but can also be used as a standalone workbook.

Cancer Therapies

Cancer Therapies Author Margaret Barton-Burke
ISBN-10 0763726826
Year 2006
Pages 364
Language en
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Covers all traditional and cutting-edge therapies used to manage cancer. The book addresses chemotherapy, biotherapy, molecularly targeted therapies, transplants, and therapy in the non-malignant condition. It includes a complete list of chemotherapy agents, listed alphabetically for easy reference, as well as a Standardized Nursing Care Plans section offering practical guidance on patient care planning.

Competence Assessment Tools for Health System Pharmacies

Competence Assessment Tools for Health System Pharmacies Author Lee B. Murdaugh
ISBN-10 1585283118
Year 2007-09-01
Pages 600
Language en
Publisher ASHP
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Since its original publication, Competence Assessment Tools for Health-System Pharmacies has continued to meet the changing needs of pharmacy directors and their staff. Designed as a complete human resource competence assessment program, this benchmark resource ensures pharmacies comply with the competence assessment standards of The Joint CommissionÔ. Newly updated and revised, Competence Assessment provides practical tools to assess and document an employee’s ability to perform assigned duties and meet Joint Commission human resource requirements. Save time and increase efficiency with this essential tool that supplements and reinforces staff knowledge in key competency areas. New to the Fourth Edition: Enhanced CD-ROM allows you to easily adapt many of the forms for your own practice including the job descriptions and orientation record. • Updated resources for customizing job descriptions, including job description, competence assessment summary, and performance evaluation templates for a Pharmacy Purchasing Technician. • Inclusion of a study guide for the emergency management chapter. • New chapters on intravenous to oral therapy conversion and antibiotic streamlining. • Expanded information in the hazardous materials chapter including the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and practice recommendations from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and ASHP. • Updated controlled substances chapter including information about the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act. • New test questions in many chapters including use of a patient case report format for tests in the clinically-oriented chapters.

Concepts in Sterile Preparations and Aseptic Technique

Concepts in Sterile Preparations and Aseptic Technique Author Assistant Professor Adult Medicine Division & Residency Program Director - Pgy1 Pharmacy Residency Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy Abilene Texas Pamella Ochoa
ISBN-10 9781449678647
Year 2014-02-28
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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Concepts in Sterile Preparations and Aseptic Technique examines the current standards and best practices for sterile compounding, along with the fundamentals of aseptic technique, in a manner accessible to pharmacy and pharmacy technician students and professionals. Beginning with a review of foundational calculations and microbiological considerations, this resource reviews compatibility, stability, engineering controls, and quality assurance and control, with pertinent information from USP Chapter incorporated throughout. With engaging case studies, tips, alerts, and accompanying video tutorials, this text facilitates student learning through a robust companion website for students as well as helpful instructor resources. Video Tutorial Topics and Procedures: HLFW Cleaning, Hand Washing, Garbing, Sterile Glove, Attaching Needle to Syringe, Accessing a Vial, Equal Pressure (Milking), Equal Pressure (Reverse Milking), Removal of Air Bubbles, Ampule Breaking, Using a Filter Needle, Using a Filter Straw, Reconstituting a Vial, Uncapping and Recapping a Needle, Capping a Syringe, Priming Infusion Set, Positive Pressure, Negative Pressure, Workflow, Incompatibility, Fingertip Testing Instructor Resources: Instructor's Manual including Lab Activities and Supply List, Answer Key for Review Questions and Case Studies, PowerPoint Presentations with 375 slides, Test Bank with 189 Multiple Choice, Fill-in-the-Blank, and Short Answer questions. Student Resources: Navigate Companion Website, including: Videos, Quizzes, Interactive Glossary, Interactive Flashcards, Crossword Puzzles, Matching Exercises, Web Links Each new text includes an online access code to the Navigate Companion Website. Electronic and eBook formats may not include access to the Navigate Companion Website. Access may also be purchased separately.

Toxicological Effects of Veterinary Medicinal Products in Humans

Toxicological Effects of Veterinary Medicinal Products in Humans Author Kevin N. Woodward
ISBN-10 9781849734172
Year 2012-10-01
Pages 414
Language en
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
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Toxicological Effects of Veterinary Medicinal Products in Humans is the first definitive guide to discuss the adverse effects of veterinary medicinal products in humans. The chapters focus on occupational safety and consumer issues and examine the circumstances under which exposure is likely to occur. To be in context, it reviews this against the background of adverse health effects from other sources in the veterinary and farming professions. The book examines adverse drug effects reported to regulatory agencies (mainly the FDAAEs Center for Veterinary Medicine) and then considers a series of individual drugs, including antibiotics, anaesthetics and organophosphorus compounds. The chapters also discuss the fundamental aspects of regulatory issues relating to safety assessment, and examine the manner in which user safety is assessed prior to authorisation/approval and what measures can be taken after authorisation/approval in the light of findings from pharmacovigilance activities. There is growing concern over the issue of antimicrobial resistance and the contribution made by veterinary medicinal products. This too is addressed along with the significance to human health and measures that can be taken to mitigate the effects (if any) of the use of antibiotics in animals e.g. prudent use measures. The book will be an essential resource for medical practitioners in hospitals and general practice, pharmaceutical industry scientists, analysts, regulators and risk managers."

Toxicological Effects of Veterinary Medicinal Products in Humans

Toxicological Effects of Veterinary Medicinal Products in Humans Author Kevin Woodward
ISBN-10 9781849735483
Year 2012-12-31
Pages 500
Language en
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
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Toxicological Effects of Veterinary Medicinal Products in Humans is the first definitive guide to discuss the adverse effects of veterinary medicinal products in humans. The chapters focus on occupational safety and consumer issues and examine the circumstances under which exposure is likely to occur. To be in context, it reviews this against the background of adverse health effects from other sources in the veterinary and farming professions. The book examines adverse drug effects reported to regulatory agencies (mainly the FDAÆs Center for Veterinary Medicine) and then considers a series of individual drugs, including antibiotics, anaesthetics and organophosphorus compounds. The chapters also discuss the fundamental aspects of regulatory issues relating to safety assessment, and examine the manner in which user safety is assessed prior to authorisation/approval and what measures can be taken after authorisation/approval in the light of findings from pharmacovigilance activities. There is growing concern over the issue of antimicrobial resistance and the contribution made by veterinary medicinal products. This too is addressed along with the significance to human health and measures that can be taken to mitigate the effects (if any) of the use of antibiotics in animals e.g. prudent use measures. The book will be an essential resource for medical practitioners in hospitals and general practice, pharmaceutical industry scientists, analysts, regulators and risk managers.

Infection Control An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice

Infection Control  An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America  Small Animal Practice Author Jason Stull
ISBN-10 9780323356923
Year 2015-04-07
Pages 233
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Drs. Stull and Weese have assembled an expert panel of authors on the topic of Infection Control. Articles include: Hospital-associated infections, Surgical site infections, Surveillance for Hospital-associated infections, Hand hygiene and contact precautions, Patient management, Environmental cleaning and disinfection, Equipment cleaning and disinfection, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Worker safety, Zoonotic disease and infection control and Legal implications of zoonotic disease transmission for veterinary practices.

Safe Management of Wastes from Health Care Activities

Safe Management of Wastes from Health Care Activities Author World Health Organization
ISBN-10 9789241548564
Year 2014
Pages 308
Language en
Publisher World Health Organization
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This is the second edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) handbook on the safe, sustainable and affordable management of health-care waste - commonly known as "the Blue Book". The original Blue Book was a comprehensive publication used widely in health-care centres and government agencies to assist in the adoption of national guidance. It also provided support to committed medical directors and managers to make improvements and presented practical information on waste-management techniques for medical staff and waste workers. In many countries, knowledge about the potential for harm from health-care wastes has now become more prominent to governments, medical practitioners and civil society. Increasingly, managers and medical staff are expected to take more responsibility for the wastes they produce from their medical care and related activities. The indiscriminate and erratic handling and disposal of waste within health-care facilities is now widely recognized as a source of avoidable infection, and is synonymous with public perception of poor standards of health care.

Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations

Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations Author Ruth Woodrow
ISBN-10 9781133168768
Year 2010-06-24
Pages 656
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations, 6th Edition provides an extensive framework of drug information in a concise format for learners studying licensed practical nursing, medical assisting and other allied health professions. Learn calculations quickly through a simplified step-by-step process. Discover key drug information by classifications, such as their purpose, side effects, cautions, and interactions, or utilize this resource to refresh your knowledge of drugs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Plumer s Principles and Practice of Intravenous Therapy

Plumer s Principles and Practice of Intravenous Therapy Author Ada Lawrence Plumer
ISBN-10 0781759447
Year 2007
Pages 753
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Disc contains drug monographs on more than 100 intravenous agents in a printable format for patient teaching and 11 appendices with information on continuing education, governmental regulations, and other subjects relevant to infusion therapy.