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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165056
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
THE SAFE HANDLING OF CHEMOTHERAPY
Author(s):
Martens, Jennifer; Suh-Priest, Cecila
Author Details:
Jennifer Martens, RN OCN BSN, Oncology Nurse Clinician, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA, email: jmartens@beaumonthospitals.com
Abstract:
Oncology nurses are responsible for safe administration and containment of spills during chemotherapy administration. Case studies involving accidental chemotherapy exposure were presented and we identified knowledge deficits and the need for oncology nursing practice changes. It was found that the current chemotherapy policy was outdated and needed to be revised. The purpose of this project was to revise the existing chemotherapy safe handling policy using the current Oncology Nursing SocietyÆs Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice as a guideline. It is crucial for the safety of patients and oncology nursing staff that accidental exposure of chemotherapy be avoided. Hospital policy and current Oncology Nursing Society guidelines were reviewed. A literature was completed. An interdisciplinary team was formed. Equipment needs and system changes were identified. The existing policy was revised and implemented throughout the institution through educational inservices. Chemotherapy precautions were added to computerized report sheets. The revised policy was added to the nursing orientation manual. An annual mandatory skills validation was initiated. A post test was conducted to determine if there was an increased awareness of the new chemotherapy safe handling policy. Case studies will be continued to identify further needs. A fluorescent study will be conducted to evaluate a close system for chemotherapy preparation and administration. The safety of patients and oncology nursing staff is the priority in the administration of chemotherapy. The revised chemotherapy safe handling policy provides the knowledge needed to minimize accidental chemotherapy exposure. This policy will be utilized throughout our institution.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTHE SAFE HANDLING OF CHEMOTHERAPYen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMartens, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorSuh-Priest, Cecilaen_US
dc.author.detailsJennifer Martens, RN OCN BSN, Oncology Nurse Clinician, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA, email: jmartens@beaumonthospitals.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165056-
dc.description.abstractOncology nurses are responsible for safe administration and containment of spills during chemotherapy administration. Case studies involving accidental chemotherapy exposure were presented and we identified knowledge deficits and the need for oncology nursing practice changes. It was found that the current chemotherapy policy was outdated and needed to be revised. The purpose of this project was to revise the existing chemotherapy safe handling policy using the current Oncology Nursing SocietyÆs Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice as a guideline. It is crucial for the safety of patients and oncology nursing staff that accidental exposure of chemotherapy be avoided. Hospital policy and current Oncology Nursing Society guidelines were reviewed. A literature was completed. An interdisciplinary team was formed. Equipment needs and system changes were identified. The existing policy was revised and implemented throughout the institution through educational inservices. Chemotherapy precautions were added to computerized report sheets. The revised policy was added to the nursing orientation manual. An annual mandatory skills validation was initiated. A post test was conducted to determine if there was an increased awareness of the new chemotherapy safe handling policy. Case studies will be continued to identify further needs. A fluorescent study will be conducted to evaluate a close system for chemotherapy preparation and administration. The safety of patients and oncology nursing staff is the priority in the administration of chemotherapy. The revised chemotherapy safe handling policy provides the knowledge needed to minimize accidental chemotherapy exposure. This policy will be utilized throughout our institution.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:11:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:11:44Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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