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Cleaning & waste management

Cytotoxic waste is waste contaminated with cytotoxic drugs or metabolites. It includes any residual cytotoxic drug that remains following patient treatment and all materials that have come into contact with cytotoxic drugs during the reconstitution, preparation or administration of cytotoxic drug therapy. Effective cleaning procedures and practices to decontaminate the work area should be developed with documented safe work procedures. Cleaning procedures include:

  • Regular scheduled cleaning routines for all work surfaces and equipment
  • Use disposal cleaning materials where possible
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