An Investigational Study on the Use of a Sporicidal Disinfectant to Decontaminate Hazardous Drug Residues on IV Bags
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Mark Wiencek, PhD, Contec, Inc.; Michael Bedenbaugh, PharmD, MBA, MS, Intramed Plus, Inc.; Lauren Pernot, BS, Contec, Inc.; Kate Douglass, MS, RN; Cognitive Design Associates
It is best practice to wipe down surfaces of supplies such as intravenous (IV) bags and vials packaged in cardboard boxes with a disinfectant before bringing the supplies into classified areas of a clean room. Effective decontamination of hazardous drug residues on containers such as IV bags may reduce the risk of occupational exposure. It is critical to understand the risk of penetration of any potential disinfecting or decontaminating agent into the IV bags.