On February 15 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET, ASCO will host a webinar discussing current standards for the safe handling of hazardous drugs. The webinar will look at existing safe handling standards from the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and provide an overview of ASCO’s recently released standards.
ASCO’s standards on the safe handling of hazardous drugs, which were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, largely endorse best practices issued by other stakeholder groups for safely handling hazardous drugs but offer alternatives in several key areas where more research is needed to identify evidence-based safety measures.
The society’s safe handling standards were developed primarily in response to requests from ASCO members and committees for evidence-based guidance, tools, and support on how to handle hazardous drugs.
Featured webinar speakers include two of the authors of ASCO’s safe handling standards:
- Paul Celano, MD, FACP, FASCO; Herman and Walter Samuelson Medical Director, Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute
- Christopher A. Fausel, PharmD, MHA, BCOP; Indiana University Health; Chair, Hoosier Cancer Research Network
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