By: K. Wiley, M. Galioto, L. Matey, and T. Wyant

Published by: Oncology Nursing Society

Publication date: 2017

Pages: 94

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Oncology Nursing Society Documentation Standards for Cancer Treatment

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is proud to introduce new documentation standards for cancer treatment. The standards were developed by a task force of experts in various specialty treatment areas and ONS nursing staff using recommended elements of documentation established by the American Nurses Association to ensure accuracy, thoroughness, and applicability to practice. Practitioners following these standards can feel confident they are providing the highest level of care to their patients with cancer.

The standards cover patient supportive care and cancer treatment in the following areas:

  • Chemotherapy and biotherapy administration
  • Radiation therapy
  • Blood and marrow transplantation
  • Surgery
  • Treatment with a venous access device
  • Blood product transfusion
  • Extravasation management

By adopting the Oncology Nursing Society Documentation Standards for Cancer Treatment as part of your daily routine, you are eliminating potential gaps in patient reporting that can lead to missed information when working with an interdisciplinary team or patients with comorbidities.

Raising the level of care through proper documentation is a must for healthcare professionals now and in the future. Get started today by adding this essential resource to your practice! 

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