Practical chemotherapy: a multidisciplinary guide
A comprehensive but straightforward guide to chemotherapy, this book is designed for the increasing number of less experienced health professionals working in this field. It uses unique practical emphasis and a multidisciplinary approach to fully describe the 70+ widely used chemotherapy regimens. The book provides thorough checklists tailored specifically for the needs of each professional group involved: doctors, nurses and pharmacists. It will help make the prescription and administration of commonly used chemotherapy regimes safer and less problematic.
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5Fluorouracil 5FU continuous infusion singleagent
BCD carmustine cisplatin dacarbazine the Dartmouth regimen
BIP bleomycin ifosfamide cisplatin
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allopurinol alopecia anthracyclines anti-emetics appropriate appropriate to highly bilirubin bleomycin blood count BLOOD NADIR capecitabine Check the FBC Check the LFTs chemotherapy cisplatin Clin Oncol clinical Cockcroft-Gault equation confounding factors e.g. contraindicated count is 1.5 CYCLE LENGTH cyclophosphamide cytotoxic dexamethasone docetaxel dose reduction doxorubicin drug emetogenic encephalopathy ensure epirubicin etoposide excreted extravasation factors e.g. catabolic FBC prior fludarabine fluid folinic acid further guidance gemcitabine giving the go-ahead go-ahead for chemotherapy hair loss hepatic impairment highly emetogenic chemotherapy hydration ifosfamide irinotecan liver medical team mesna methotrexate mitomycin mitoxantrone mucositis neuropathy neutrophil neutrophil count NOTES FOR NURSES NOTES FOR PHARMACISTS NOTES FOR PRESCRIBERS NUMBER OF CYCLES oral oxaliplatin paclitaxel pharmacy patient record platelet platelet count prednisolone prior to giving Prior to treatment protocol regimen renal function renal impairment Scalp cooling serum creatinine concentration short courses sodium chloride steroids tablets therapy toxicity trastuzumab TTOS REQUIRED urine output vinblastine vincristine vinorelbine