Premixed chemotherapy mitigates risks of drug exposure for healthcare workers

Medication is essential for cancer patients in treating their disease. However, there are inherent risks associated with compounding and administering chemotherapies for intravenous infusion. Risk mitigation is important for the well-being of healthcare workers who may be exposed to hazardous materials. “Cancer patients receive a treatment plan that typically includes multiple medications, often with chemotherapy as the foundation,” says Jeffrey Lombardo, PharmD BCOP. “Taking proper precautions with compounding is essential to protect the pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare workers who handle these materials, as well as the patient. It’s very…