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  1. Eisenberg, Seth ASN, RN, OCN(R), BMTCN(R)
  2. Klein, Christina MSN, RN, CRNI(R), OCN(R)


Chemotherapy agents used for cancer treatment are considered hazardous drugs (HDs). Guidelines and standards for handling HDs have been in place for several decades to protect oncology nurses working in hospitals and outpatient infusion areas. However, chemotherapy is frequently being administered in home settings, often by infusion nurses who do not necessarily have the requisite knowledge and training. Providing appropriate education for home infusion nurses is key to ensuring they are practicing in a manner that minimizes potential exposure to HDs.