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The US Pharmacopeia’s General Chapter <800> provides standards for the safe handling of Hazardous Drugs to help minimize the risk of exposure to healthcare personnel, patients and the environment.
Learn why, when and how to use medical gloves to help protect healthcare workers and patients and the importance of an overall hand hygiene program, provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Because infection prevention is everybody’s business, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has set up resources for you and your healthcare organization to learn from.
Poster showing the proper sequence for donning and removal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (English/Spanish).
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that US employers protect their employees from workplace hazards that can cause injury. This guide provides an overview of the regulations for the selection and use of PPE.
The CDC reminds healthcare workers that PPE is available to protect the user from exposure to infectious agents in the workplace. Know what type of PPE is necessary for the duties you perform and use it correctly.
Interim practical manual supporting implementation of the WHO Guidelines on Core Components of Infection Prevention and Control Programmes.
A comprehensive range of evidence-based recommendations for interventions to be applied during the pre-, intra- and postoperative periods for the prevention of SSI.
The World Health Organization reports that surgical complications occur in 3–22% of inpatient surgical procedures. The guidelines, published in 2009, outline policies and procedures for a safe surgery program.
Guidelines published jointly by Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Occupational Safety & Health for the safe handling of chemotherapeutic and other hazardous drugs.
Exposure to hazardous drugs can result in adverse health effects in healthcare workers. See the latest list of hazardous drugs from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
The US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidance and recommended biosafety practices for Human and Animal Diagnostic testing laboratories.
Recommendations on Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment and Decontamination Products for First Responders Against Exposure Hazards to Synthetic Opioids, Including Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogues.
Given the concern over latex allergy and the need to test hand hygiene products for antimicrobial efficacy, use of nitrile gloves offers significant advantage over latex gloves.
Guidelines published by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the use and choice of gloves for exposure to chemicals used in auto painting.
1 - Vinyl Gloves Study 2019: An investigation of Phthalates and other chemicals of concern in food handling gloves | 2 - Vinyl gloves are claimed to be inherently pooer fitting, more permeable to bacteria and viruses, and more likely to develop holes during use | 3 - 2018: Vinyl glove sales discontinued due to food safety risks
This manual provides the US Food and Drug Administration’s recommendations and current thinking on the requirements and recommendations for Premarket Notification (510(k)) submissions for medical gloves.