Handling Chemotherapy Safely

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This six-page handout educates people about the safe handling of chemotherapy (chemo) medicines, which may be present in body waste and fluids. It explains that to be safe, people must avoid contact with chemo medicines, body waste, and fluids for 48 hours after the treatments. It discusses ways to avoid contact with body waste, with recommendations about wearing chemo safe latex or latex free gloves, toilet use, cleaning, and trash disposal. The document contains guidelines for how to safely do laundry, clean splashes or spills of body fluids, and what to do in the event of skin or eye contact with body fluids.

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Body fluids, Safety, Skin
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
5/1/2010
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