Resources for Oncology Nurses
Oral systemic therapy for cancer is a HIGH RISK medication and therefore must be prepared, administered and handled according to specific guidelines.
The following resources are also available to nurses:
o Oral Systemic Therapy for standards of practice
o Safe Handling Policy
o Standards and Competencies for Cancer Chemotherapy Nursing Practice
o Checklist [coming soon]
o Fax template [coming soon]
To be used when verifying orders that will be administered in non oncology settings.
•Nursing Plan of Care for Hospital In-patients and Long Term Care Residents receiving oral systemic therapy
• 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 Systemic Therapy Patient Teaching Checklist
o Oral Chemotherapy: a Guide for Patients and Families | Print Instructions
o Cytotoxic Precautions: a Guide for Home
o Living Well with Cancer – a series of patient education resources,
including resources related to side effects of systemic therapy.
• Follow-up Monitoring Guide
Personal Protective Equipment is required when administering cytotoxic drugs.