Outcome of a quality assurance review: development of a documentation tool for chemotherapy administration.
Nursing quality assurance (QA) is a systematic evaluation program to promote quality nursing practice. As part of a QA project, hospital records of 28 patients who received chemotherapy were reviewed to determine whether nursing documentation of chemotherapy administration complied with the standards of oncology nursing practice. Because the audit identified some deficiencies in documentation, a flow sheet was developed to resolve problem areas. A retrospective audit of 18 charts was conducted six months after the new flow sheet was initiated. The audit revealed 100% compliance for each key indicator that was evaluated. This article describes the QA process that led to the development and evaluation of the new flow sheet.
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Pevny V. (1993). Outcome of a quality assurance review: development of a documentation tool for chemotherapy administration. Oncology nursing forum, 20(3), 535–541.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Patient Care Services / Nursing