Alison Simons, Samantha Toland
Healthcare workers who handle or administer systemic anticancer therapy (SACT) agents are at risk of exposure to hazardous drugs known to be carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic. Research suggests that there is a lack of awareness among healthcare workers about health and safety risks when handling or administering SACT agents. This article gives a brief overview of SACT and reports the findings of an online survey undertaken to explore healthcare personnel’s awareness, knowledge, training and use of protection measures when working with SACT.
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