Chemotherapy and Drug Information

Oral Chemotherapy Care Model Improves Safety, Quality Through Increased Collaboration

Oral Chemotherapy Care Model Improves Safety, Quality Through Increased Collaboration

A nurse-facilitated oral chemotherapy care model has improved delivery times, patient satisfaction, and co-pay support at a Connecticut cancer hospital.

Follow-up Calls, Clinician Assessment May Identify Patients Who Need Adherence Support

Follow-up Calls, Clinician Assessment May Identify Patients Who Need Adherence Support

Follow-up telephone calls and clinician assessment may be an effective strategy to identify early which patients require support with adhering to oral cancer therapy.

Inpatient Oral Chemotherapy Administration Process Developed to Comply With Safety Standards

Inpatient Oral Chemotherapy Administration Process Developed to Comply With Safety Standards

Instituting a Chemotherapy Safety Committee and developing an administration process successfully standardized the inpatient oral chemotherapy administration process.

Formal Nursing Practice Promotes Patient Safety With Oral Chemotherapy

Formal Nursing Practice Promotes Patient Safety With Oral Chemotherapy

A formal nursing practice was developed to promote patient safety and adherence with oral chemotherapy.

Central Venous Catheter Self-management Education Program Effective

Central Venous Catheter Self-management Education Program Effective

A central venous catheter self-management education program is an effective nursing intervention to promote long-term self-management of a CVC for discharged patients with cancer.

Daily Chlorhexidine Gluconate Bathing Reduces CLABSI Rates

Daily Chlorhexidine Gluconate Bathing Reduces CLABSI Rates

Daily chlorhexidine gluconate bathing on all patients with ports and tunneled catheters decreased the rates of CLABSI on an inpatient oncology unit.

Hygiene Practice Interventions Reduced CLABSI on an Inpatient Oncology Unit

Hygiene Practice Interventions Reduced CLABSI on an Inpatient Oncology Unit

Formation of a multidisciplinary team and a focus on evidence-based interventions successfully reduced the rate of central line bloodstream infections (CLABSI) on an inpatient oncology unit.

PICC Claiming Antithrombogenic, Antimicrobial Properties Failed to Reduce Thromboses, Line Dysfunction

PICC Claiming Antithrombogenic, Antimicrobial Properties Failed to Reduce Thromboses, Line Dysfunction

A PICC with preclinical data claiming antithrombogenic and antimicrobial properties failed to reduce the rate of CLABSI or catheter-related thromboses compared with a standard PICC.

Simulation-based Learning Improves Confidence, Competency in Treatment Administration

Simulation-based Learning Improves Confidence, Competency in Treatment Administration

Simulation-based learning improved the confidence and skills of oncology nurses in chemotherapy-biotherapy administration.

Retooled Patient Medication Education in Oncology Improves HCAHPS Survey Scores

Retooled Patient Medication Education in Oncology Improves HCAHPS Survey Scores

Patient responses to the medication questions on the HCAHPS survey demonstrate improved understanding of their medications after implementation of an improved patient education process.

Stat Consult Slideshows

Fluorouracil (5-FU)

This slideshow reviews fluorouracil (5-FU), indicated for palliative treatment of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, and carcinoma of the pancreas; also adjuvant treatment of colorectal cancer.

Netupitant/Palonosetron (Akynzeo)

This slideshow reviews netupitant/palonosetron (Akynzeo), indicated for prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of cancer chemotherapy.

Bevacizumab (Avastin) - cervical cancer

This slideshow reviews bevacizumab (Avastin), indicated for cervical cancer, in combination with paclitaxel and cisplatin or paclitaxel and topotecan in persistent, recurrent, or metastatic disease.

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