Edition: 
Fourth

Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice (Fourth Edition)

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Order your copy of the fourth edition of the best-selling resource used by more than 100,000 healthcare professionals since 2009 and keep up to date on the latest chemotherapy, biotherapy, and targeted agents. This new edition of the Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice has been revised and updated to reflect the current procedures and practices in your specialty.

To help you find the content and information that you need quickly and easily, the text has been reorganized and is now divided into 11 chapters ranging from an overview of cancer and cancer treatment and principles of antineoplastic therapy to post-treatment care and competencies in chemotherapy administration.

Patient education information has also been expanded to emphasize importance of education in patient care. And finally, look for new information on chemotherapy sequencing and updates on the nursing management of treatment side effects.

As with previous editions, the guidelines strive to bring you the latest details on approved drugs, standards of practice, and available evidence. Make sure to update your library with this latest edition of one of the most trusted and widely used resources for practicing oncology nurses.

The book is also available for purchase in iTunes for your iPad. This interactive book offers you enhanced features that you cannot find in our print or other electronic formats: three videos, two animations, and widgets that will enhance your experience while viewing tables and figures.

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ISBN: 
978-1-935864-33-2
Published By: 
Oncology Nursing Society
Publication Date: 
2014
Pages: 
473

Chapters

Chapter 2 - Drug Development and Clinical Trials

Martha Polovich
MiKaela Olsen
Kristine B. LeFebvre
Chapter 2 examines drug development and clinical trials. Includes an overview of phases of clinical trials, information on the informed consent process, and oncology clinical trials core competencies.

Chapter 4 - Principles of Biotherapy

Martha Polovich
MiKaela Olsen
Kristine B. LeFebvre
Chapter 4 examines principles of biology, including information on cells of the immune system and characteristics of biologic agents.

Chapter 5 - Nursing Considerations in Cancer Treatment

Martha Polovich
MiKaela Olsen
Kristine B. LeFebvre
Chapter 5 offers information on nursing considerations in cancer treatment. Issues covered include ethics, legal issues, informed consent, safety standards for antineoplastic administration, guidelines regarding PPE, and more.

Chapter 6 - Administration Considerations

Martha Polovich
MiKaela Olsen
Kristine B. LeFebvre
Chapter 6 provides details on administration considerations, including information on routes of chemotherapy administration and adherence to therapy.

Chapter 7 - Pretreatment Care

Martha Polovich
MiKaela Olsen
Kristine B. LeFebvre
Chapter 7 explores information on pretreatment care. Issues detailed include patient education, and verification of maintenance of the treatment plan.