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Journal Article > Commentary
Start using a checklist, PRONTO: recommendation for a standard review process for chemotherapy orders.
Crandell BC, Bates JS, Grgic T. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2018;24:609-616.
Chemotherapy orders contain many steps that pose opportunities for prescribing errors. This commentary describes a six-step checklist designed to improve the reliability of the chemotherapy order review that was used by oncology pharmacists. The authors see future applications of the checklist as a cross-training and educational cognitive aid for practitioners and students.
Journal Article > Study
Chemotherapy regimen checks performed by pharmacists contribute to safe administration of chemotherapy.
Suzuki S, Chan A, Nomura H, Johnson PE, Endo K, Saito S. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2017;23:18-25.
Chemotherapy is known to be a high-risk treatment that requires specific safety protocols. This study found that pharmacy checks of physician chemotherapy orders entered via computer order entry do uncover errors. The authors conclude that electronic prescribing is not sufficient to ensure safe chemotherapy prescription and recommend maintaining the role of oncology pharmacists.
Journal Article > Study
Checking it twice: an evaluation of checklists for detecting medication errors at the bedside using a chemotherapy model.
White RE, Trbovich PL, Easty AC, Savage P, Trip K, Hyland S. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:562-567.
This study describes the development and implementation of checklists to prevent chemotherapy errors. The authors raise the challenge of using checklists to balance safe completion of mechanistic tasks with those that require abstract clinical problem-solving.
SafeMedicineUse. August 19, 2015;6:1-2.
Journal Article > Review
'Why is there another person's name on my infusion bag?' Patient safety in chemotherapy care—a review of the literature.
Kullberg A, Larsen J, Sharp L. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2013;17:228-235.
Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy may be particularly vulnerable to medical errors, as their care often requires use of high-risk medications and must be closely coordinated between multiple physicians. This thematic review focused on methods to improve safety for chemotherapy patients and found evidence that computerized provider order entry could reduce medication errors. However, the authors did not find enough evidence to recommend other interventions that have been proposed, such as patient engagement or teamwork training for patients and families. An AHRQ WebM&M commentary discusses how one institution responded to a serious chemotherapy error.