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