Historically, chemotherapy was only administered in a hospital setting. Nowadays, chemotherapy is administered in physician offices, outpatient clinics, and even patients’ homes, making the risk of exposure more wide spread.

Before you administer these agents, several questions should be answered in order to keep everyone safe:
  • Are you safe while administering chemotherapy?
  • Does the nursing assistant or ancillary healthcare professional know how to protect him- or herself while caring for patients who have received chemotherapy?
  • Do your patients and their family members know what to expect when chemotherapy is administered in the home?

This 60-minute webinar documents both the long- and short-term reactions that can occur from unsafe exposure to hazardous agents such as chemotherapy chemicals.  It is imperative that safety mechanisms are in place when working with chemotherapy and that these safety measures are followed. This program will provide you with an overview of safe handling practices and answer all questions you and your patients may have regarding safe chemotherapy administration.
Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
April 28, 2010
Seminar Objectives
  • Describe the potential risks to healthcare providers exposed to chemotherapy.
  • Explain the rationale for the three routes of exposure when working with chemotherapy.
  • Analyze the importance of using personal protective equipment when administering chemotherapy.
Administering Chemotherapy Safely: From the Hospital to the Home
  • Overview of chemotherapy
    • Types of disease
    • Non-oncology usage
    • Mechanisms of action
  • Risks to working with hazardous medications
  • Places of administration
    • Hospital
    • Home
    • Outpatient
  • Routes of administration
    • Oral
    • Sub-Q/IM
    • Intrathecal
    • Intravenous
        • Peripheral
        • Central venous access
  • Types of exposure
    • Dermal
    • Inhalation
    • Oral
  • Safety with personal protective equipment
    • Gloves
    • Gown
    • Mask
  • Spills
Speaker Information
Denise Menona-Quinn, R-N, MSN, AOCNS   [ view bio ]
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