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American Society of Clinical Oncology/Oncology Nursing Society chemotherapy administration safety standards.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19887353     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Standardization of care can reduce the risk of errors, increase efficiency, and provide a framework for best practice. In 2008, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) invited a broad range of stakeholders to create a set of standards for the administration of chemotherapy to adult patients in the outpatient setting. At the close of a full-day structured workshop, 64 draft standards were proposed. After a formal process of electronic voting and conference calls, 29 draft standards were eliminated, resulting in a final list of 35 draft measures. The proposed set of standards was posted for 6 weeks of open public comment. Three hundred twenty-two comments were reviewed by the Steering Group and used as the basis for final editing to a final set of standards. The final list includes 31 standards encompassing seven domains, which include the following: review of clinical information and selection of a treatment regimen; treatment planning and informed consent; ordering of treatment; drug preparation; assessment of treatment compliance; administration and monitoring; assessment of response and toxicity monitoring. Adherence to ASCO and ONS standards for safe chemotherapy administration should be a goal of all providers of adult cancer care.
Joseph O Jacobson; Martha Polovich; Kristen K McNiff; Kristine B LeFebvre; Charmaine Cummings; Michele Galioto; Katherine R Bonelli; Michele R McCorkle; ;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Practice Guideline; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oncology nursing forum     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1538-0688     ISO Abbreviation:  Oncol Nurs Forum     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-05     Completed Date:  2010-01-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809033     Medline TA:  Oncol Nurs Forum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  651-8     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
North Shore Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Salem, MA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use*
Medication Errors / nursing,  prevention & control
Neoplasms / drug therapy*,  nursing*
Oncologic Nursing / standards*
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents

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