Engineering Controls
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WHY USE ENGINEERING CONTROLS?

Preparing several intravenous doses of an antineoplastic drug typically poses a higher potential risk to the worker. In addition to double gloving and a protective gown, an engineering control such as a BSC or CACI, possibly supplemented with a CSTD (closed system drug transfer device), is necessary to protect the drug, environment, and healthcare worker.

- NIOSH List of Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings, 2016

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ENGINEERING CONTROLS

  • • Environmental and ventilation measures for controlling particulate or hazardous drug contamination when compounding drug as sterile products
  • • Utilize advanced technology to maintain sterility and to avoid spread of contamination.
  • • Required to protect the preparation from cross-contamination and microbial contamination.

HIERARCHY OF CONTROLS

hierarchy of controls
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Examples of Primary Engineering Control

laminar airflow workbench
Laminar Airflow Workbench
BSC Class II B2
BSC Class II B2
Cytotoxic Safety Cabinet
Cytotoxic Safety Cabinet
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Hospital Pharmacy Isolators
Hospital Pharmacy Isolators
Hospital Pharmacy Isolators

Hospital Pharmacy Isolators

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