Oncology Nursing: Toxins and Barriers

Abstract

This lecture takes a look at chemotherapy in oncology nursing, focusing on the toxicities of chemotherapy and the safety precautions needed when working with cytotoxic drugs and patients undergoing chemotherapy.  It looks at safety in practice such as handling the drugs themselves and regarding  in patient care, and also the considerations for owner safety in the home.

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of the importance of safety when working with cytotoxic drugs
  • Knowledge of safety precautions to take when working with cytoxic drugs and patients undergoing chemotherapy
  • The confidence in ensuring a high standard of Health and Safety in practice

 

Author

Linda Ryan (Roberts) DipAVN (Medical) VTS (Oncology) RVN

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