It has been added as a hazardous drugs by NIOSH - our hospital pharmacists want the L&D nurses to glove when admixing, spiking or handling IV solution/vials containing oxytocin. Please elaborate the concerns. Thanks!
"Work and Hygiene Practices: As with all chemicals, avoid getting this product ON YOU or IN YOU. Do not eat, drink, smoke or apply cosmetics while handling the product. Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
Particular care in working with this product must be practiced in pharmacies and other preparation areas, during manufacture of this product, and during patient administration. Precautions should be taken during the following activities:
- Oxytocin Information for Consumers
- Oxytocin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Oxytocin (detailed)
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