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Intrathecal chemotherapy: potential for medication error.

Gilbar PJ. Intrathecal chemotherapy: potential for medication error. Cancer Nurs. 2014;37(4):299-309. doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000108.

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December 4, 2013
Gilbar PJ. Cancer Nurs. 2014;37(4):299-309.

This systematic review of intrathecal chemotherapy—medications injected directly into the space surrounding the spinal cord—demonstrates that it is an important source of fatal medication errors. The author identifies strategies to decrease risks related to intrathecal chemotherapy, including avoiding syringe use for administration.

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Gilbar PJ. Intrathecal chemotherapy: potential for medication error. Cancer Nurs. 2014;37(4):299-309. doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000108.