Infusion nurse in the oncology setting: A unique position to enhance patient safety during clinical trials

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Intravenous literature: Benzel, H. and Nickel, B. (2012) Building a Clinical Trial Process in Oncology. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 35(5), p.294-298.

Abstract:

Clinical trials offer patients the opportunity to participate in medical advancement, while providing access to the newest therapies, often at no additional cost. This is especially true in oncology, where rapid acceleration of research has created many promising treatment options for cancer patients. Administration of a clinical trial requires extensive education and collaboration to provide the highest quality of health care within a rapidly evolving environment. As an integral part of this team, the infusion nurse in the oncology setting is in a unique position to enhance patient safety and protection through effective use of clinical knowledge and patient assessment and advocacy skills.

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