Evidence-Based Practice

Appraising the Evidence for Avoiding Lotions or Topical Agents Prior to Radiation Therapy

Trish Bieck

Shannon Phillips

radiation therapy
CJON 2010, 14(1), 103-105. DOI: 10.1188/10.CJON.103-105

This project aimed to determine whether avoiding the use of lotions or topical agents for four hours prior to radiation therapy is supported by evidence. A comprehensive literature review, interviews with clinical experts, benchmarking with international cancer centers, and consultation with professional nursing organizations were conducted. Results showed limited evidence as well as variation in practice.

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