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closed system transfer devices. Studies show closed systems reduce contamination and should be combined with other safe handling practices
Active drug & metabolites are excreted in urine & feces, and there is some in saliva but research six limited. In the hospital identify patients after chemotherapy and dispose of wastes separately. Spill kits should be on hand and stocked.
Protect your entire staff and make sure staff is aware patient is getting chemotherapy. Special precautions are recommended for staff and clients that are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, breast-feeding, immunosuppressed, ir taking immunosuppressive medication. Recommend they talk to their physician.
Protect your client and discuss safety tips including common sense precautions, good basic hygiene, and provide an information sheet. Recommend they wear gloves when handling urine, feces, or vomit for at least 72 hours after treatment and when cleaning litter box. Wash soiled bedding separately & 2 wash cycles before use again, use detergent to clean  oors, carpets, or countertops, and wear gloves when cleaning
It is safe to be around pets undergoing chemotherapy. Metabolites are far less active than original drug. Being around family members – human and other pets in
the home - is an important part of a pet’s life. Normal activities are safe, but owners need to be careful with excretions.
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1. Gustafson DL, Page RL. Cancer Chemotherapy. In: Small Animal Clinical Oncology. 5th ed. St. Louis Missouri: Elsevier Saunders; 2013: 157-179
2. Rodriquez CO. Chemotherapy. In: Cancer Management in Small Animal Practice. Saunders 2010. Page 101-121.
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5. Rau SE, et al, JVIM 2010; 24(6):1452-7.
6. Vaughan MA, et al, JVIM 2007; 1(6):1332-9
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