Implementation of safeguards to improve patient safety in chemotherapy

Implementation of safeguards to improve patient safety in chemotherapy Clin Transl Oncol (2017) 19:1099–1106 DOI 10.1007/s12094-017-1645-y RESEARCH AR TIC L E Implementation of safeguards to improve patient safety in chemotherapy 1 a 1 1 • • • M. J. Huertas-Ferna ´ ndez M J. Martı ´nez-Bautista M. E. Rodr´ ıguez-Mateos 2 3 4 • • M. Zarzuela-Ramı ´rez T. Mun ˜ oz-Lucero J. M. Baena-Can ˜ ada Received: 26 August 2016 / Accepted: 13 March 2017 / Published online: 30 March 2017 Federacio ´ n de Sociedades Espan ˜ olas de Oncologı ´a (FESEO) 2017 Abstract patient before and after safeguard implementation was Purpose To evaluate the effectiveness of safeguards 16.7% vs. 6.3%. After the safeguards were introduced, all introduced in the process of using cytostatic agents for MEs that could have caused harm or required monitoring increasing the safety of oncology patients. of some kind were prevented. Methods Prospective hospital study conducted in two Conclusions Implementing safeguards in the hospital’s stages, before and after the implementation of safeguards: cytostatic treatment cycle is useful for preventing MEs. staff training, standardized procedures, computerized pre- Computerized prescription, pharmaceutical validation, and scription, pharmaceutical validation, implementation of bar the creation/dissemination of proper work procedures are codes, and a new manual on drug Clinical and Translational Oncology Springer Journals

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