Chemotherapy

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More than 40 years ago, healthcare professionals were limited to administering IV drugs through short-term peripheral or subclavian access devices. The practice of administering drugs to other areas of the body such as the epidural or peritoneal spaces existed in theory only. The healthcare landscape has changed significantly in those 40 years. Today, you have at your disposal a variety of short- and long-term access devices with new machines and improvements constantly being added to the mix.
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Guidelines for the safe handling of hazardous wastes have existed for 20 years or more, but with nearly six million healthcare workers handling these wastes as of 2009, the importance of maintaining safety guidelines has never been greater.
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This teaching tool will provide you with case studies addressing oncology issues focusing on chemotherapy and biotherapy scenarios. Cancers featured include metastatic colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, and cervical cancer. Other topics include clinical trials, diarrhea, and easy bruising. The case studies are brief in length, averaging about six to eight pages, and include all the basic information that the reader needs to determine a solution to the clinical problem detailed in the scenario.
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