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Case Studies in Health Care (AIHce EXP 2019 OnDemand)

Recorded at AIHce EXP 2019

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Assessment of Risk for Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs

Barnes-Jewish Hospital established a Hazardous Drug Committee to perform an Assessment of Risk, in accordance with regulatory and consensus guidelines, including those defined by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) 800 and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Assessment included activity-­specific safe work practices, engineering controls & personal protective equipment for each hazardous drug dosage formulation.
Co-Authors / Acknowledgements & References
Anthony Kessels, Dorothy Hancock, Jeffrey Blunt, Jennifer Kordick, Lisa Wojtak, Patsy Stapleton, Meghan McDannald, Jeffrey Hillis, and David Motes, Barnes­-Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO, USA. Eric Wenger, Burns & McDonnell Engineering, Co., Kansas City, MO, USA Scott Myers, Burns & McDonnell Engineering, Co., Saint Louis, MO, USA
Ms Emma Hooks, M.A., Barnes-Jewish Hospital St Louis, MO
United States of America

I've Been Exposed! The Value of Risk Communication in Exposure Assessments – Nitrous Oxide in Labor and Delivery
Nitrous Oxide has been used for pain management during maternal labor in developed European countries for decades. It is recently gaining popularity within the United States. Occupational Safety and Health Professionals are tasked with evaluating exposures, the effectiveness of controls, and supporting risk communication efforts, including communication of reproductive risks as it relates to accommodations and essential job functions. While well-known control mechanisms exist to manage exposures to current NIOSH and ACGIH exposure limits, studies on reproductive risk are dated and inconclusive, which may generate fear amongst labor and delivery staff of childbearing age. The use of nitrous oxide as pain management is predicted to become a more prevalent practice expanding to other medical specialties such as emergency and oncology practices.
Co-Authors / Acknowledgements & References
Matthew Austin CIH, Jeffrey Nesbitt, CIH, and Michael Squillace, CSP, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
Allison Papenfuss, MS, GSP, Mayo Clinic Health System La Crescent, MN
United States of America

Comparison Between the Industrial Hygiene Exposure Monitoring Using an Actual Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) and a Surrogate for Most Common Pharmaceutical Unit Operations
The session will provide the attendees with a comparison between the Industrial Hygiene exposure monitoring using an actual active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and a surrogate for most common pharmaceutical unit operations.
Co-Authors / Acknowledgements & References
Ankit Sharma, CIH, International Safety Systems Inc., Houston, TX, USA.
Ankit Sharma, CIH, LFOH, International Safety Systems, Inc. Houston, TX
United States of America

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