This resource provides guidance on how to safely undertake the procedure. Institutional practice may vary in accordance with local policy.

Only health care professionals who have attained competency (as per institutional guidelines) should perform this procedure.

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Hazardous drug and related waste spills (video) 

The following clinical procedure provides information on how to manage a hazardous drug spill safely. Only healthcare professionals trained, educated and/or deemed competent as per institutional guidelines on the safe handling and waste management of hazardous drugs should perform this procedure. Staff should always adhere to local policies and procedures when managing hazardous drug spills. 

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13 Jul 2024