Citation:Goldspiel B, Hoffman JM, Griffith NL, Goodin S, DeChristoforo R, Montello CM, et al 2015

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Goldspiel B, Hoffman JM, Griffith NL, Goodin S, DeChristoforo R, Montello CM, et al. ASHP guidelines on preventing medication errors with chemotherapy and biotherapy. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2015 Apr 15;72(8):e6-e35 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25825193.



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  1. How can risk assessment and quality assurance activities minimise errors in cancer therapy?
  2. How should chemotherapy be safely administered via different routes?
  3. How should information be presented in the medication order to minimise errors?
  4. How should information be presented on a medication label for cancer therapy to minimise errors?
  5. What actions should be performed post-administration of cancer therapy to maximise safety?
  6. What are the documentation requirements to support the safe provision of cancer therapy?
  7. What are the responsibilities of the Nurse when administering cancer therapy?
  8. What are the responsibilities of the Pharmacist when dispensing and supplying cancer therapy?
  9. What are the responsibilities of the Prescriber when prescribing cancer therapy and associated medications?
  10. What competencies and skills are required when dispensing and supplying cancer therapy?
  11. What factors should be taken into account when using electronic systems to support the delivery of cancer therapy?
  12. What governance processes, policies and procedures should be in place for the safe provision of cancer therapy?
  13. What information should be included in a treatment protocol for cancer therapy?
  14. What information should be provided to patients and carers about the cancer therapy?
  15. What is best practice for documenting and communicating the treatment plan?
  16. What is the procedure for the Nurse when verifying cancer therapy and related medication prior to administration?
  17. What is the procedure for the Pharmacist when clinically verifying cancer prescriptions?
  18. What safety processes should be followed for preparation and delivery of cancer therapy?