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2016 Updated American Society of Clinical Oncology/Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards, including standards for pediatric oncology.

Belderson KM, Billett AL. Chemotherapy safety standards: A pediatric perspective. J Oncol Pract. 2017;64(6):e26484. doi:10.1002/pbc.26484.

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April 12, 2017
Belderson KM, Billett AL. J Oncol Pract. 2017;64(6):e26484.

Administration errors involving chemotherapeutic agents can result in patient harm. This set of standards provides guidance to help ensure reliable use of these high-alert medications for both adult and pediatric patients. Components of the revised standards are expanded to include two-person verification, vinca alkaloid mini-bag administration, and labeling enhancements for home-based chemotherapy.

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Belderson KM, Billett AL. Chemotherapy safety standards: A pediatric perspective. J Oncol Pract. 2017;64(6):e26484. doi:10.1002/pbc.26484.

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