The effect of educating standard instructions on administeration of antineoplastic drugs in chemotherapy centers in Shiraz
Hormozgan Medical Journal: July 01, 2008, 12 (2); e88944
August 06, 2006
Article Type: Research Article
January 05, 2006
August 06, 2006
N. The effect of educating standard instructions on administeration of antineoplastic drugs in chemotherapy centers in Shiraz,
Hormozgan Med J.
Introduction: Using standard guidelines of occupational safety and health
administration (OSHA) is necessary for handling cytotoxic drugs at chemotherapy
centers and nurses should learn them carefully. This experimental study was
performed to evaluate the effect of educating standard OSHA guidelines on the
quality of drug administration in chemotherapy centers affiliated to Shiraz
University of Medical Science.
Methods: This interventional study was performed for nurses (N=46) who have
worked in chemotherapeutic centers affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical
Sciences. Two questionnaires and four observational checklists were used for
evaluating and comparing the nurses' knowledge and performance in two stages:
before and three months after attending in an educational workshop: "The
standard principals of working with antineoplastic drugs". Data analysis has done
by SPSS software.
Results: The comparison of the mean of personnel knowledge scores showed a
significant difference between them before and after training (P<0.001). The
comparison of the mean of personnel performance scores for standard drug
administration showed that the mean of performance score increased after
training from 28.79±8.5 to 55.44±5.3 (out of 86) and the difference was
statistically significant (P<0.001).
Conclusion: Educating the principles of standard drug administration to
personnel of chemotherapy centers can improve the quality of drug administration
and also will decrease the environmental pollution and professional hazards
during working with cytotoxic drugs.
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