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Implementing a Standardized Home Chemotherapy Spill Kit: A Nurse-Led Interprofessional Approach to Best Practice

Stella N. Dike
Patricia A. Johnston
Tora D. Ogunmakin
Michael D. Pokluda
Linda A. Shank
Joy L. Yates
Lorene Payne
CJON 2014, 18(6), 650-653 DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.650-653

Chemotherapy administration in the home setting poses risks to patients, caregivers, and the environment, particularly in the event of spills. Although the response to chemotherapy spills in the hospital setting is vigorous and includes standard disposal practices for contaminated items, the management of spills in the home setting may vary. A standardized method for managing chemotherapy spills at home that includes education and distribution of spill cleanup materials is imperative to reduce these risks.

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