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Best practice in nurse-led chemotherapy review: a position statement from the United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society

31 Jul 2012
E Lennan, C Vidall, H Roe, P Jones, J Smith, C Farrell

This position statement has been formulated by nurses from the United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) to provide guidance on the provision of nurse-led chemotherapy review clinics for adult patients. For the purposes of this statement, a nurse-led chemotherapy clinic is defined as one that conducts formal review (in a consultation room) before the decision to proceed and prescribe the next cycle of chemotherapy. This statement does not address the toxicity checks that take place immediately prior to the administration of chemotherapy, although many of the same principles will apply to both settings.

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