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This independent website is dedicated to providing HD safety information for oncology nurses. No corporate sponsorship has been accepted. Products mentioned are for information only and do not necessarily represent an endorsement.

What You Will Find Here

About This Website

Last updated: 04.04.2021

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Hazardous Drug (HD) Resource

for nursing safety

Use top menu to find information on:

  • Hazardous Drug Excreta

  • USP <800>

  • PPE

  • Respiratory Protection

  • HD Spills

  • Monoclonal Antibodies

  • Wipe Testing & Deactivation

  • Closed System Transfer Devices

ONS & HOPA 2020

A collaboration between these two organizations has culminated in a series of USP <800> Q&A documents. These can be found at the bottom of the ONS Safe Handling Resource Library

NEW:

March 2021 Article in Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing demonstrating the presence of HD residue in both a patient bathroom and a staff bathroom.

 

Eisenberg, S., Ito, K., & Rodriguez, A. Hazardous Drug Contamination. Presence of bathroom contamination in an ambulatory cancer center. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 25(2)

HD SAFETY IN EUROPE

Visit the cytoprevent website to see what other countries are doing.

Check back regularly for latest changes.

How Did We Get Here?

You're here:

You have an interest in protecting yourself, your coworkers and your environment from the dangers associated with HDs. 

I'm here:

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.

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Watch this brief documentary about HD exposure and its tragic effect on an oncology pharmacist. 

Read the InvestigateWest article HERE.