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USP 800 gown use and disposal

  • 1.  USP 800 gown use and disposal

    Posted 08-02-2019 14:27
    As we are all approaching USP 800 we are questioning the use of the gowns and disposal in our centers.  I am looking to see what others are doing.  The standard says disposal is single use.  So if you read that it would be one gown for each time you hang or dispose of an agent.  That is a lot of gowns and waste (my understanding is that all gowns and gloves are to be disposed of in the bio-hazard container since they have a possibility of being exposed).

    Please let me know your plans.


    Clara Beaver MSN ACNS-BC AOCNS RN
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
    Taylor MI

  • 2.  RE: USP 800 gown use and disposal

    Posted 08-06-2019 12:46
    Hi Clara
    Recommend doing a search in the Communities as a rather heated discussion on this topic was covered about a month ago. And yes, they're single use. We've been doing it that way for almost 20 years.


    Seth Eisenberg RN ASN OCN BMTCN
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Federal Way WA