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Saturday, May 3 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Safe Handling and Medical Surveillance of Antineoplastics

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Are you up to date on the components of an antineoplastic safety program? Examine your policies during this session on developing a comprehensive safety and health program, including engineering controls, competent personnel, safe work practices, personal protective equipment, evidence-based policies and procedures, and a medical surveillance program. You’ll review case studies on environmental and personnel monitoring and learn the actions you can take to minimize the adverse effects of exposure. 

1. Summarize recent and historical evidence for healthcare workers’ exposure to antineoplastic drugs.
2. Analyze the components of a safety and health program in one’s workplace aimed at preventing environmental contamination and personnel exposure to antineoplastic drugs.
3. Develop a plan to implement a medical surveillance program for staff who are exposed occupationally to antineoplastic agents.

This session qualifies for the following ONCC Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) categories.

OCN®: Treatment Modalities
CBCN®: Treatment Modalities
AOCNP®: Cancer Treatment
AOCNS®: Cancer Treatment
BMT™: Professional Practice



avatar for Mikaela Olsen, RN, MS, AOCNS®

Mikaela Olsen, RN, MS, AOCNS®

Clinical Nurse Specialist, SIdney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Mikaela Olsen is an Oncology and Hematology Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She manages staff and patient education for inpatient oncology and new staff education, orientation, and mentoring.  She also provides consultation throughout the oncology center for hematologic malignancies, chemotherapy and biotherapy, safe administration, side effect management, venous... Read More →
avatar for Martha Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN®

Martha Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN®

Clinical Associate Professor, Georgia State University Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing
Chemotherapy, Biotherapy, and hazardous drug safe handling

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:15am - 11:45am
Arena Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802