A review of the role of emergency nurses in management of chemotherapy-related complications.
Julie Considine, Patricia Livingston, Tracey Bucknall, Mari Botti
J Clin Nurs | Published : 2009
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine the role of emergency nurses in caring for patients who receive chemotherapy in ambulatory oncology settings. Reasons for emergency department presentations are examined, specific sources of clinical risk for patients receiving chemotherapy who require emergency care are discussed and cost implications of emergency department presentations related to chemotherapy are analysed. BACKGROUND: Given the increased administration of chemotherapy in ambulatory settings, emergency nurses play an important role in the management of patients undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy. Emergency departments are the major entry point for acute inpatient hospital care of complication..View full abstract