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Late Breaking News

March 24, 2020

The Oncology Nursing Society recently released COVID-19 related information on PPE during this time of crisis. Click HERE for their webpage.

May 2, 2020

NIOSH has published the draft of the 2020 HD list. Click HERE to review/download the PDF.

May 28, 2020

ASTM members begin voting on a new standard for testing of chemotherapy gowns.

June 18, 2020

NIOSH has extended the comment period for the 2020 HD list until July 30th. Click HERE to review/download the PDF and provide feedback.

July 03, 2020

Latest ASTM standard for gowns did not pass due to several issues. The proposed standard will get further review and revisions before going back to ASTM members for another vote.

November 21, 2020

New article provides rationale for using PPE and CSTDs even after flushing IV tubing. (see

February, 2021

May 13, 2022

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).

ASTM members vote on revised proposal for chemotherapy gown standard. (see

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