Journal article

A survey of manufacturing and handling practices for monoclonal antibodies by pharmacy, nursing and medical personnel.

M Alexander, J King, S Lingaratnam, J Byrne, K MacMillan, A Mollo, S Kirsa, M Green

Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice | SAGE Publications | Published : 2016

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: There is a paucity of data available to assess the occupational health and safety risk associated with exposure to monoclonal antibodies. Industry standards and published guidelines are conflicting or outdated. Guidelines offer contrary recommendations based on an array of methodological approaches. This survey aimed to describe current practices, beliefs and attitudes relating to the handling of monoclonal antibodies by Australian medical, nursing and pharmacy clinicians. METHODS: An electronic survey was distributed between June and September 2013. Respondents were surveyed on three focus areas: institutional guideline availability and content, current practices and attitud..

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