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Safe Handling Standards Manual

The BC Cancer Agency Pharmacy Practice Standards for Hazardous Drugs contains aseptic and safe handling guidelines for cancer medications.

The guidelines in this manual meet best practice standards set forth by the College of Pharmacists of BC, WorkSafe BC, Accreditation Canada, NAPRA, USP, CSHP, CAPhO, ISMP Canada, and NIOSH. 

All documents in this manual can be downloaded as Adobe Acrobat PDF documents.


Module 1: Safe handling of hazardous drugs

Module 2: Pharmacy medication checks

Module 3: Hazardous drug cleanroom standards 

Module 4: Improving patient safety & compliance


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Safe handling standards summary

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