Prevention guide on handling hazardous drugs: highlights from the 2nd edition of the guide

JF. Bussières (Montréal, Québec - Canada)

The Association pour la santé et la sécurité au travail – secteur affaires sociales (ASSTSAS) published a first edition of the Prevention Guide on handling hazardous drugs in 2008. A new edition was published in 2021. In order to support activities for the adoption of the 2nd edition of the guide, we have set up a community of practice across Quebec. This community involves at least one diad (pharmacist-nurse) per hospital having an oncology program. The community primarily targets group 1 drugs (antineoplastics) but is also interested in other dangerous drugs. As part of this community of practice, we have developed an online self-assessment tool to monitor, over time, the evolution of compliance and discuss corrective actions across Quebec. The purpose of this presentation is to present the highlights and main changes associated with the publication of the 2nd edition of the guide.

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