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2016 Updated American Society of Clinical Oncology/Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards, including standards for pediatric oncology.
Neuss MN, Gilmore TR, Belderson KM, et al. J Oncol Pract. 2016;12:1262-1271.
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.