Protection starts with ChemoPlus™ Gowns
Your hospital staff works hard to protect and treat patients. They deserve chemotherapy apparel that works just as hard to protect them. Our chemotherapy gowns are engineered to provide healthcare professionals with protection from the potential hazards associated with exposure to chemotherapy drugs.
Protecting healthcare workers at every step of care
As chemo treatment evolves, so do exposure risks to healthcare personnel. Our new chemo gowns and sleeves protect from exposure to 16 types of chemo drugs during prep, handling, administration and disposal by providing chemo tested, AAMI Level 3 protection that offers sterile and non-sterile packaging, with full back and open back gown options in a variety of sizes.
How and where contamination occurs
More than half of hazardous drugs are antineoplastic agents used in cancer treatment2, which are among the most toxic administered in healthcare settings3.
For healthcare workers, dermal exposure —whether direct or indirect — is the most common route of contaminant entry3.
Patients can excrete chemo drugs for up to 7 days after administration3; healthcare workers caring for them are repeatedly exposed to bodily fluids4.
Hazardous drugs are found on up to 61% of surfaces3, including:
- Shared surfaces touched by healthcare workers, patients and family members.
- Patient room surfaces, including toilet seats, doorknobs and floors.
Steady supply chain
Our ChemoPlus™ Gowns and Sleeves are manufactured in Cardinal Health-owned facilities from raw materials sourced in North America, which contribute to a strict quality control process and resilient supply chain.
Smart protection at every step of care
Potential exposure to hazardous drugs can occur in every aspect if proper precautions are not taken²:
- Receipt, storage and transport
- Drug compounding
- Handling body fluids post-administration
- Deactivation and/or decontamination
- Cleaning and disinfecting
- Spill management
- Waste disposal
We design our products to stay at the forefront of regulatory standards and industry best practices.
Meets USP <800> standards for handling hazardous drugs
Manufactured in North America in Cardinal Health – owned facilities
AAMI Level 3 gowns and sleeves meet strict standards for moderate fluid protection
Gowns have been evaluated for resistance to permeation of chemotherapy drugs per ASTM F739-20¹
Reinforced critical zones include chest, sleeve seam, sleeve and front belt attachment points where direct contact with infectious material is most likely to occur
Offer sterile and non-sterile packaging options for full back gowns and sleeves to allow for use in a wider range of healthcare settings
ChemoPlus™ Gowns & Sleeves
We offer full and open back chemotherapy gown options in sizes M to 2XL. Our chemotherapy stand-alone sleeve is available in universal size. Sterile packaging options are available for full back chemotherapy gowns and sleeves to allow for use in a wider range of healthcare settings.
Cardinal Health USP 800 Ask the Expert – Applying the Standards
Chemotherapy Protection and Safety Products
1ASTM F739-20, Standard Test Method for Permeation of Liquids and Gases Through Protective Clothing Materials
Under Conditions of Continuous Contact, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org
2Menonna-Quinn D, et al. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2019;23(3):260-265.
3Walton AL, et al. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2020;47(3):263-272.
4Walton AL, et al. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2019;46(6):689-700.