Staff Education on Proper Administration of Chemotherapy

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Staff Education on Proper Chemo Administration I. Educational Rationale The rationale for the educational initiative is a needs assessment that was conducted identifying the skill sets and knowledge of the staff at NYHQ. The needs assessment process resulted in findings that the staff required education in the safe and proper administration of chemotherapy since the facility is a leader in cancer care including a breast center, gynecologic, oncology department, patient testing unit, radiation oncology department, oncologic surgery unit as well as medical oncology unit. II. Goal of Learning and Learning Outcomes The goals of learning in this educational initiative are the safe and proper administration of chemotherapy in the clinical setting. Learning outcomes will result in the knowledge of staff on how to properly and safely administer chemotherapy. III. Learning Objectives The objective of the education of staff is to instruct them on the proper administration of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy includes "All antineoplastic agents used to treat cancer, given through oral and parenteral routes or other routes as specified in the standard. Types include targeted agents, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, plant alkaloids and terpenoids, topoisomerase inhibitors, antitumor antibiotics, monoclonal antibodies, and biologics and related agents." (American Society of Clinical Oncology, Oncology Nursing Society, 2012) Chemotherapy regimen speaks of "one or more chemotherapeutic

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