The nurse is caring for a patient receiving chemotherapy. What precautions should the nurse take when handling bodily fluids for this patient?


•Chemotherapy drugs are toxic and are present in body fluids, feces, and blood for 48 hours after administration. The nurse should wear a gown, gloves, and face shield when handling the patient's body fluids.

•Sterile gloves and a respirator mask are not necessary.

•Soiled linens and all other materials containing chemotherapeutic agents should be disposed of in a special chemotherapeutic waste container.

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