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Aseptic Techniques Jessica Thibodeaux There are a few supplies that are needed to prepare sterile products. That list includes laminar flow hoods, vertical flow hoods, biological safety cabinets, needles, syringes, and IV bags. The laminar flow hoods are used to provide an ultra clean environment such as filtering the air to prevent contaminants on the supplies. The vertical flow hoods are used when preparing chemotherapy drugs to prevent bacteria from coming into contact with the drug agents. Biological safety cabinets are used to protect the worker, the environment, and the drug. This cabinet filters bacteria from the air. The needle has two parts: the shaft and the hub. Needles are sterilized, packaged and disposable and should never be reused. Syringes have a barrel and a
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Unformatted text preview: plunger. The barrel is a tube that holds the drug and the plunger is used to load the tube and push out the drugs. IV bags are used to administer intravenous medications. Aseptic techniques that are used in preparation of sterile products are controlling the environment, equipment, and the personnel while drugs and sterile products are being prepared. When preparing chemotherapy drugs it is important that the personnel handling the drug use caution not to come into skin contact, inhalation, ingestion, or accidental injection. The personnel must know all procedures, be educated, be certified, know how to access medical attention in case of exposure, and understand documentation of incidents....
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course HCP210 HCP210 taught by Professor Barbara during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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