Too many patients attend the Oncology Day Hospital (ODH) services to receive their chemotherapy treatment. In an environment with a significant healthcare burden, nurses are also exposed to the danger of cytostatic drugs used in cancer treatments…
Safety in HD Administration
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Administration of antineoplastic drugs: a safety issue
The increasing use of infusion pumps for chemotherapy treatments means that they must be used with hazardous drugs (e.g. 5-fluorouracil), which poses a risk of exposure for workers, patients and caregivers during the filling, handling, administration and removal of this type of device.
Highlighting the Risks of Hazardous Drugs Contamination in Oncology Day Units
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What you need to know about infusors
What is an infusor? In recent decades, infusors have been used for continuous drug administration. The development of these devices is a major breakthrough in this field, as maintaining stable...
AFIC-VYGON Cancer Nurses Survey
The literature on the experiences of patients living with a CVAD suggests that the devices are accepted by patients, with the main attraction being a reduction of repeated painful cannulation (Yamada et al, 2010; Sharp et al, 2014; Alpenberg et al, 2015; Song and Oh, 2016; Parás-Bravo et al, 2018)…