Suboptimal clinician awareness of the appropriate order set and lack of nursing education on administration guidelines led to rapid rituximab infusion administration (RRIA) being underused on an inpatient oncology unit. A quality improvement pilot project was developed to stimulate ordering RRIA, increase nursing knowledge, optimize inpatient chemotherapy admission and discharge schedules, and decrease nursing workload. Educational interventions led to a 38% increase in nurses’ comfort with RRIA, and data showed an increase to 100% use of RRIA for eligible patients. Improving nursing education and clinician awareness of how RRIA can decrease duration of infusions for patients, creates more efficient scheduling workflows and reduces nursing workload.
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