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Hyperthermic intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC): evaluation, prevention and policies to avoid occupational exposure for operating room personnel Volume 96, issue 10, octobre 2009

Authors
IBODE, bloc opératoire, Département d’oncologie médicale, Service de santé au travail, Chargée de la prévention des risques professionnels, Pharmacologie clinique et expérimentale des médicaments anticancéreux EA 3035, Département de chirurgie cancérologique Institut Claudius-Regaud, centre de recherche et de lutte contre le cancer, 20-24, rue du Pont-Saint-Pierre, 31052 Toulouse, France
  • Key words: carcinomatosis, occupational exposure, intraperitoneal chemotherapy, HIPEC
  • DOI : 10.1684/bdc.2009.0927
  • Page(s) : 971-7
  • Published in: 2009

To develop a treatment strategy for peritoneal carcinomatosis using a combination of extended peritoneal resections, local destructive procedures and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy creates great concern between healthcare workers involved in these procedures. New professional risks exist: risk of exposure to cytotoxic drugs, environmental risks (inhalation of smoke, aerosolization of chemotherapy agents). Information, education and training of healthcare workers is mandatory in order to ensure proper evaluation, prevention, and management of professional exposure risks in coordination with the occupational health office.