%0 Journal Article
	%A Magda M. Mohsen and  Manal E. Fareed
	%D 2013
	%J International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 81, 2013
	%T Chemotherapy Safety Protocol for Oncology Nurses: It's Effect on Their Protective Measures Practices
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/16606
	%V 81
	%X Background: Widespread use of chemotherapeutic
drugs in the treatment of cancer has lead to higher health hazards
among employee who handle and administer such drugs, so nurses
should know how to protect themselves, their patients and their work
environment against toxic effects of chemotherapy. Aim of this study
was carried out to examine the effect of chemotherapy safety protocol
for oncology nurses on their protective measure practices. Design: A
quasi experimental research design was utilized. Setting: The study
was carried out in oncology department of Menoufia university
hospital and Tanta oncology treatment center. Sample: A
convenience sample of forty five nurses in Tanta oncology treatment
center and eighteen nurses in Menoufiya oncology department.
Tools: 1. an interviewing questionnaire that covering sociodemographic
data, assessment of unit and nurses' knowledge about
chemotherapy. II: Obeservational check list to assess nurses' actual
practices of handling and adminestration of chemotherapy. A base
line data were assessed before implementing Chemotherapy Safety
protocol, then Chemotherapy Safety protocol was implemented, and
after 2 monthes they were assessed again. Results: reveled that 88.9%
of study group I and 55.6% of study group II improved to good total
knowledge scores after educating on the safety protocol, also 95.6%
of study group I and 88.9% of study group II had good total practice
score after educating on the safety protocol. Moreover less than half
of group I (44.4%) reported that heavy workload is the most barriers
for them, while the majority of group II (94.4%) had many barriers
for adhering to the safety protocol such as they didn’t know the
protocol, the heavy work load and inadequate equipment.
Conclusions: Safety protocol for Oncology Nurses seemed to have
positive effect on improving nurses' knowledge and practice.
Recommendation: chemotherapy safety protocol should be instituted
for all oncology nurses who are working in any oncology unit and/ or
center to enhance compliance, and this protocol should be done at
frequent intervals.

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