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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165575
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Prevention of Vesicant Chemotherapy Extravasation
Author(s):
Hoon, Lee
Author Details:
Lee Hoon, National University Hospital, Singapore
Abstract:
Purpose: Extravasation is defined as the infiltration or leakage of a vesicant chemotherapy into local tissues. It has been well documented that patients receiving vesicant chemotherapy are at high risk of extravasation. To minimize the occurrence of vesicant extravasation, a check list has been developed and all RNs were instructed to follow through the protocol. Design: A descriptive, cross sectional design was used. Setting: This study was conducted in the ambulatory chemotherapy cancer institute of a 900-bed university hospital. A total of 12,000 patients visit the center yearly for treatment. Methodology: 1. A briefing on "prevention of vesicant chemotherapy extravasation" polices and criteria to be audited were conducted to all RNS. 2. A copy of quality indicator and audit standards were made available at the nurses' station for nurses to read and use as a reference. 3. A cross-audit was conducted within the unit. 4. A random sample of two to three audits per week, making a total of ten per month, was carried out. The protocol for "prevention of vesicant chemotherapy extravasation" for "at risk" patients and process for audit workflow was followed through for auditing. 5. Data was collated, analyzed, and reported by the unit based quality improvement representative at the end of the audit period through a summary report. 6. The results of the audit were communicated to nursing officers and staff. An action plan for identified deficiencies was initiated by the nursing officer. 7. A summary report together with quality indicator and audit tool were submitted to the nursing quality improvement committee chairperson, assistant director (oncology nursing), and quality improvement coordinator. Results: The data will be collated and presented on the poster. A copy of the checklist, audit criteria, and summary report will be presented on the poster.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., 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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePrevention of Vesicant Chemotherapy Extravasationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHoon, Leeen_US
dc.author.detailsLee Hoon, National University Hospital, Singaporeen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165575-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Extravasation is defined as the infiltration or leakage of a vesicant chemotherapy into local tissues. It has been well documented that patients receiving vesicant chemotherapy are at high risk of extravasation. To minimize the occurrence of vesicant extravasation, a check list has been developed and all RNs were instructed to follow through the protocol. Design: A descriptive, cross sectional design was used. Setting: This study was conducted in the ambulatory chemotherapy cancer institute of a 900-bed university hospital. A total of 12,000 patients visit the center yearly for treatment. Methodology: 1. A briefing on "prevention of vesicant chemotherapy extravasation" polices and criteria to be audited were conducted to all RNS. 2. A copy of quality indicator and audit standards were made available at the nurses' station for nurses to read and use as a reference. 3. A cross-audit was conducted within the unit. 4. A random sample of two to three audits per week, making a total of ten per month, was carried out. The protocol for "prevention of vesicant chemotherapy extravasation" for "at risk" patients and process for audit workflow was followed through for auditing. 5. Data was collated, analyzed, and reported by the unit based quality improvement representative at the end of the audit period through a summary report. 6. The results of the audit were communicated to nursing officers and staff. An action plan for identified deficiencies was initiated by the nursing officer. 7. A summary report together with quality indicator and audit tool were submitted to the nursing quality improvement committee chairperson, assistant director (oncology nursing), and quality improvement coordinator. Results: The data will be collated and presented on the poster. A copy of the checklist, audit criteria, and summary report will be presented on the poster.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:21:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:21:09Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., 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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