Health Professionals
Health Professionals
Resources for Non-Oncology Nurses

It is recommended that oral systemic therapy doses be administered in non-oncology settings by nurses knowledgeable about the drug, cytotoxic precautions, management of expected toxicities and other care required by oncology patients.

Charge Nurses/Clinical Leads of NON-ONCOLOGY settings where oral systemic therapy for cancer will be administered should review the following resources, applicable to your setting, prior to the administration of the drug: 

    • Quick Reference tools for: 
        o Charge Nurses/Clinical Leads on Non-oncology Units   
        o Home Care Primary Nurses 
        o Long Term Care Charge Nurses/Clinical Leads

Nurses administering oral systemic therapy in NON-ONCOLOGY settings should review the following resources, applicable to your setting, prior to the administration of the drug: 

    • Quick Reference tools for: 
        o Nurses on Non-oncology Units       
        o Home Care Nurses 
        o Long Term Care Nurses

     •Nursing Plan of Care for Hospital In-patients and Long Term Care Residents receiving oral systemic therapy 

    • Standards: 
        o Oral Systemic Therapy Standards of Practice 
        o Safe Handling Policy 
        o Standards and Competencies for Cancer Chemotherapy Nursing Practice 

    • Medication Information Sheet 
    Search the name of the drug or drug protocol 

    • Patient Education Resources 
        o Oral Systemic Therapy Patient Education: a Guide for Health Professionals 
        o Oral Chemotherapy: a Guide for Patients and Families | Print Instructions
        o Cytotoxic Precautions: a Guide for Home 
 

Personal Protective Equipment is required when administering cytotoxic drugs.