Week 2 discussion: safety precautions with chemotherapeutics

 Answer the following discussion using the outcomes below.

Discuss safety precautions you would include when teaching patients about chemotherapeutic drugs. 

 

Course Outcomes covered in this discussion include:

  1. Apply the concepts of pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenomics to the use of specific medication classifications in specific health conditions, and in consideration of medication side/adverse effects, nursing implications, and medication teaching. 
  2. Apply principles of health promotion, as well as illness and injury prevention, to promote safety and effectiveness of commonly used pharmacologic therapy across the lifespan, taking into consideration sociocultural, genetic/genomic, developmental, and gender implications. 
  3. Examine the professional nursing roles of care manager, educator, researcher, and advocate in relation to pharmacologic therapy and within the framework of a diverse population of individuals, families, and communities