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The difference a nurse-led mobile chemotherapy unit can make

09 September 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust plans to deliver 80% of all clinically suitable treatments closer to patients’ homes by April 2015. An integral part of this plan...

Docetaxel extravasation resulting in vesicant type skin reaction: case report

01 May 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Extravasations – pain at the intravenous site and local blistering – are caused by the leakage of fluids used in chemotherapy from blood vessels into surrounding...

Chemotherapy and the cell cycle

01 February 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

There are three main methods of treating cancer – surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy – each having a specific role in the management of malignant tumours, and...

Chemotherapy infusion times: a comparison of infusors with Hickman catheters and PICCs

01 December 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Patients must receive the correct dose of chemotherapy delivered over the prescribed period of time. Ambulatory 5 fluorouracil (5FU) chemotherapy is commonly...

Oral mucositis: a challenge for nurses

01 July 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Oral mucositis is a serious complication of chemotherapy that can have a detrimental physical, psychological and medical effect on cancer patients. This article aims...

Evaluating patients’ experiences of home and hospital chemotherapy

01 February 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

This article examines the experiences of breast cancer patients who received chemotherapy in their own home compared with those who were treated in hospital. Fifteen...

Developing an e-learning package to provide chemotherapy updates

09 February 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

Cytotoxic chemotherapy is potentially carcinogenic, mutagenic and hazardous to staff and patients if it is not handled safely and effectively. National guidance and...

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in the young person with cancer

01 October 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Nausea and vomiting are among the most distressing adverse effects of cancer chemotherapy. In the past ten years considerable advances in the prevention of...

Auditing a chemotherapy triage telephone service

01 July 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

The increased need for a system of assessment, intervention and care that is not based on in-person visits is being recognised. Assessing and advising patients over...

Comparing methods to prevent chemotherapy-induced alopecia

01 July 2006

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Alopecia is a common and distressing side effect of chemotherapy treatment. The condition is partially preventable by cooling the scalp prior to chemotherapy...
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