Implementing a Standardized Home Chemotherapy Spill Kit: A Nurse-Led Interprofessional Approach to Best Practice

Stella Dike

Patricia A. Johnston

Tora D. Ogunmakin

Michael D. Pokluda

Linda A. Shank

Joy L. Yates

Lorene Payne

chemotherapy, spill kit, home management
CJON 2014, 18(6), 650-653. DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.650-653

Chemotherapy administration in the home setting poses risks to patients, caregivers, and the environment, particularly in the event of spills. Although the response to chemotherapy spills in the hospital setting is vigorous and includes standard disposal practices for contaminated items, the management of spills in the home setting may vary. A standardized method for managing chemotherapy spills at home that includes education and distribution of spill cleanup materials is imperative to reduce these risks.

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