Healthcare workers are exposed to hundreds of hazardous drugs used for cancer chemotherapy, antiviral treatments, and other therapies that may cause serious health and safety harm. To protect workers as well as patients from harm, precautions should be taken to handle hazardous drugs safely. The goal of this course is to help prioritize safety and health protocols for the most hazardous drugs according to NIOSH, OSHA, and The Joint Commission. View pdf
At the completion of this series participants should be able to:
Describe the evidence for the genotoxicity of anti-cancer chemotherapy.
Relate the specific chromosomal targets that have been associated with various chemotherapy drug classes.
Discuss the sufficiency of current safe-handling policies in light of recent evidence of worker exposure.
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Pharmacists, and other health care professionals involved in treating patients with multiple or complex oncology conditions.
6:00 p.m. Registration and Networking (cash bar)
6:15 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres (provided)
6:30 p.m. Lecture
7:30 p.m. Adjourn
Melissa A. McDiarmid, MD, MPH, DABT
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Public Health Director of Occupational Health Program
University of Maryland School of Medicine
The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing CE Contact Hours
Provider approved by the California Board of Nursing. Karen Bowman, MN, RN, COHN-S. Provider number CEP14441 for 1 contact hour.
ABIH CM Credit
American Board of Industrial Hygiene Certification Maintenance can be obtained for this activity. See the ABIH website for CM credit criteria.
Join us LIVE Online!
This Grand Rounds lecture is also available as a live webinar (eligible for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™). To register for the webinar, complete the registration process below. A link to the webinar will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration. You can enter the webinar from any computer 20 minutes prior to the start time of the lecture. Please send a message in the chat box to announce your presence.
Each webinar is $10 per participant. A certificate from UW CME will be sent to you upon completion of the full Grand Rounds series (April 2013). All webinar material is the property of Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, University of Washington.
General Information/ Browser & Software Requirements:
You will have access to the learning materials as a PDF (Portable Document Format). To view these files, you will need Adobe Connect on your computer. The Adobe Connect system only requires that you have an internet connection, a web browser, and Adobe Flash Player version 10.1 or greater to attend a web conference. Adobe Connect supports nearly any operating system including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris, as well as the most widely used browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. You will need to use standard 1/8" headphones or earbuds to receive audio transmission (no web camera is needed).
For further instructions, click here for a link to the free Adobe Connect quick start guide. Location:
***Please note that once a participant has enrolled in the webinar and receives the webinar link, no refunds are available.
In-person Lecture: $25
Live Webinar: $10
Late Registration After 2/1/13: $45
The University of Washington Club on campus
in the lower meeting room
E Stevens Way
Seattle, WA 98195