Chemotherapy medications place nurses at risk for occupational exposure, a primary nursing safety concern.

Background: Chemotherapy medications place nurses at risk for occupational exposure, a primary

nursing safety concern. No literature was available on adherence to following chemotherapy handling
practices and nurses’ perceptions of safe-handling practices.
Objectives: The aims of the pilot study were to examine actual and subjective ambulatory oncology
nurse adherence to chemotherapy safe-handling guideline recommendations that prevent chemotherapy
exposure.
Methods: A prospective, comparative mixed-methods study was used to compare objective and subjective
nurse behaviors of expected safe chemotherapy handling—specifically, micro-ethnography and questionnaires. Fisher’s
exact test was used to assess differences in the rates of observations and questionnaire responses.
Findings: Twenty-two cases of chemotherapy handling were observed, and 12 of 33 nurses completed self-assessments. Of
observed practices, nurses completed three behaviors 100% of the time (disposing of gloves in a chemotherapy-approved container
after initiating chemotherapy, discarding the chemotherapy bag and tubing after disconnecting chemotherapy infusions,
and washing hands after chemotherapy was administered). When objective and subjective behavior adherence were compared,
three behaviors were carried out with greater frequency than what nurses perceived on questionnaires (double gloving and
gowning when disconnecting chemotherapy and properly discarding chemotherapy). Two behaviors were carried out with less
frequency than nurses provided on questionnaires (double gloving and protecting work surfaces during administration).

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Colvin, C. M., Karius, D., & Albert, N. M. (2016). Nurse adherence to safe-handling practices: Observation versus self-assessment. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 20(6), 617-622. doi:10.1188/16.CJON.617-622

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