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Immunotherapy Summit: Proceedings and Identified Priorities for Safe Administration and Care

Michele Galioto

John Mucenski

Kathleen Wiley

immunotherapy, oncology nurses, immune-related adverse events
CJON 2019, 23(3), E60-E65. DOI: 10.1188/19.CJON.E60-E65

Background: Oncology nurses play a significant role in ensuring optimal care coordination for patients receiving immunotherapies.

Objectives: The Oncology Nursing Society hosted an immunotherapy summit in March 2018. Summit attendees identified and prioritized several critical resource needs to best support oncology nurses administering immunotherapies and caring for patients receiving these therapies.

Methods: Priorities address care coordination; immunotherapy-specific education for healthcare professionals, patients, and their caregivers; and appropriate assessment, intervention, and documentation to contribute to the science of immunotherapies.

Findings: This article summarizes summit proceedings and priorities for safe administration and care related to immunotherapies.

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