Faith Gibson's Cancer in Children and Young People PDF

By Faith Gibson

ISBN-10: 0470058676

ISBN-13: 9780470058671

A lot has replaced because the first publication Paediatric Oncology: Acute Nursing Care (1999), hence, this new version encompasses those alterations when it comes to the perform itself and the proof that underpins it.В  Emphasis is put on making sure terminology is actual, in line with the language of the present day.В 

The booklet is split into six sections: Chemotherapy, Haematopoetic Stem phone Transplantation, normal surgical procedure, Radiotherapy, overdue results of melanoma remedies, and Palliative Care.  there's a short statement on the finish of every section/chapter through a ‘novice’ writer yet skilled practitioner, highlighting to the reader what's already recognized and what the section/chapter provides to their present wisdom and perform.

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Luer-lock syringes and fittings should always be used to prevent the possibility of the needle and syringe disconnecting and accidental spillage occurring. Where practical, infusion bags should be attached to the lines away from the child, in the drug preparation area, in order to minimise contamination in the event of a bag being punctured. However, this is not always possible if attaching a bag to an existing infusion line. If the infusion bag is taken to the child on a tray and the procedure performed in the tray, at a low level, safety can be maintained.

The intravenous route It is common to use a central venous access device (CVAD) to reduce exposure to repeated cannulation and allow chemotherapy to be given safely in all settings. There are three commonly used CVADs: • Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) – this is a semi-permanent catheter that is inserted via the ante-cubital veins in the arm, advanced to the central veins with the tip located in the lower third of the superior vena cava. • Skin tunnelled catheter (Hickman®) – the catheter lies in a subcutaneous tunnel exiting midway from the anterior chest wall, the tip lies at the junction of the superior vena cava and the right atrium.

Inoculation via accidental puncturing of the skin, or if an unhealed, exposed skin injury comes into contact with the drug. Ideally, all cytotoxic drugs should be prepared centrally in a pharmacy department, using an aseptic technique in a suitable safety cabinet or pharmaceutical isolator, by designated staff who have received training in this area. In the rare event that cytotoxic drugs have to be prepared in the ward environment, recommendations for drug preparation include use of a segregated area, ideally with an isolator, by appropriately trained and experienced staff.

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