Are You Protected from Hazardous Drugs? Decreasing Exposure and Increasing Safety - WEB-CHES346

Are You Protected from Hazardous Drugs? Decreasing Exposure and Increasing Safety

by AnnMarie Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN®, CHES
(4.9 / 8 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Hazardous drugs are medications that can cause cancer, mutate genes, cause fetal defects, or other adverse effects. When drugs such as chemotherapy, antiviral, or other hazardous agents are warranted for patients, healthcare staff preparing, administering, or in the immediate vicinity of these drugs may be exposed. Millions of healthcare personnel may or may not be protected from exposure. Safety standards, appropriate protective equipment/devices, and protective procedures exist to help prevent or minimize exposure. Are you protected?


The goal of this presentation is to discuss the reality of healthcare worker exposure to hazardous drugs and prevention strategies to lessen the risk of exposure.
  • Describe the possible adverse effects of occupational exposure to hazardous drugs.
  • Identify the types of healthcare workers at risk for exposure to hazardous drugs.
  • Describe ways to minimize exposure to hazardous drugs to show how we all play a part in minimizing occupational risk of hazardous drug exposure.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, ARNPs/APRNs, dietitians, health educators, nursing assistants, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hour.
Provider ID: 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 4/12/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/12/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/12/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Rebecca A - La Mesa, CA  ·  Aug 18, 2019
It is important that we protect ourselves from drugs that could be harmful to us. We,as hospital staff work with these potentially harmful mediations all the time. This course opened my eyes to the potential harm we could encounter and ways to protect ourselves.
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Sheri T - RAVENNA, OH  ·  Aug 15, 2019
Great review of hazardous drug practices
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Armida A - Anaheim, CA  ·  Jul 27, 2019
5/10. I will recommend. Very informative.
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Rita S - Lincoln, NE  ·  Apr 29, 2019
i will be more aware of hazardous medications
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MERIAM D - Newark, DE  ·  Apr 17, 2019
It was informative and to the point
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Price: $20.00
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