ONCLIVE NEWS NETWORK: ON LOCATION WILL BE LIVE AT ESMO THIS WEEK - STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION!

Colleen O'Leary Describes Chemotherapy Safety

Colleen OLeary, MSN
Published: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Colleen O'Leary, MSN, AOCNS, from James Cancer Hospital, at the Ohio State University Medical Center describes chemotherapy safety standards.

O'Leary says that  various guides, organizations and advisory panels advocate safety standards that include an independent double check for all administration of chemotherapy which includes checking the right dose, the right medication, the right patient, calculating the BSA, and verifying height and weight. Having all that done independently and then documenting that each step was done helps to ensure the safest practice in giving the right medication to the right patient without under-dosing or overdosing the patient.
Colleen O'Leary, MSN, AOCNS, from James Cancer Hospital, at the Ohio State University Medical Center describes chemotherapy safety standards.

O'Leary says that  various guides, organizations and advisory panels advocate safety standards that include an independent double check for all administration of chemotherapy which includes checking the right dose, the right medication, the right patient, calculating the BSA, and verifying height and weight. Having all that done independently and then documenting that each step was done helps to ensure the safest practice in giving the right medication to the right patient without under-dosing or overdosing the patient.

View Conference Coverage
Online CME Activities
TitleExpiration DateCME Credits
Community Practice Connections™: 18th Annual International Lung Cancer Congress®Oct 31, 20181.5
Provider and Caregiver Connection™: Addressing Patient Concerns While Managing Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and VomitingOct 31, 20182.0
Publication Bottom Border
Border Publication
x