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Reply To: gloves for chemo administration and post 48 hours care
a.Must be disposable, powder-free, and tested for use with hazardous drugs using the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) D6978-05 standards (2013) (common term is Nitrile gloves). If an RN is allergic to the approved gloves, latex gloves are safe for hazardous drugs (caution for latex allergies).
b.The administering clinician should check the testing for resistance to permeation of various chemotherapy drugs per ASTM D6978 for minimum breakthrough time in minutes, which could change based on manufacturing testing. Clinicnians to refer to the box packagaing for testing/safety.
Mary Lynn Rae, RN, MSN, CPHON
Clinicl Educator Hem/Onc/SCT & VAT
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 248, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2991
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We are a children’s hospital attached to an adult hospital.
Historically we have used the same brand of gloves that we administer chemo with to do patient care of bodily fluids for that period of 48 hours after last dose of chemo.
There is a push by the adult part of the hospital to use exam gloves that are less tested for chemotherapy for preforming those patient care activities of bodily fluids for that 48 hours after last dose of chemo.
Can anyone share what type of gloves they use for the 48 hours post chemo administration and if you have evidence can you share.