A spill could be:
Tablets or capsules that are not cut or broken but are dropped are not considered a spill. Caregivers should wear disposable gloves to pick them up, and they should be put into a separate container and returned to the pharmacy. (See Throwing out medicine.)
You will need the following supplies to clean up a spill:
Before you clean the spill:
Follow these steps carefully to clean the spill:
After cleaning the spill, call your healthcare provider if you need a refill of your medicine.
Current as of: June 24, 2022
Author: Provincial Hazardous Medication Committee, Alberta Health Services
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