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Last updated: 02.25.2021
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Hazardous Drug (HD) Resource
for nursing safety
What You Will Find Here
Using the menu at the top, you will find information on:
Hazardous Drug Excreta
Wipe Testing & Deactivation
Closed System Transfer Devices
Click button for late-breaking news or updated information on the topic of hazardous drug safety.
Advanced print exclusive article in ONS Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing demonstrating the presence of HD residue in both a patient bathroom and a staff bathroom.
See: Eisenberg, S., Ito, K., & Rodriguez, A. (2021). Hazardous Drug Contamination. Presence of bathroom contamination in an ambulatory cancer center. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 25(2)
How Did We Get Here?
You have an interest in protecting yourself, your coworkers and your environment from the dangers associated with HDs.
As one of the contributing authors of the ONS Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs (2018), I have been passionate about HD safety since the mid-1980s while working with ultra high-dose cyclophosphamide in Bone Marrow Transplant. I have spent more than 30 years publishing and presenting on this topic and am committed to providing information and resources for oncology professionals world-wide.
For additional information on HD Safety, download the ONS Toolkit for Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs.
Watch this brief documentary about HD exposure and its tragic effect on an oncology pharmacist.
Read the InvestigateWest article HERE.