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Andreas Charalambous, ESMO 2019 – EONS Safety Manifesto

Published Online: October 11th 2019

Andreas Charalambous, President of the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS), joined us at ESMO 2019 to highlight the work EONS have been doing around safety and specifically their Safety Manifesto.

1. How can cancer nurses reduce the risk of harm to patients? (0:05)
2. What general precautions should cancer nurses take in terms of cytotoxic and radiation therapies if they are planning to become pregnant or are pregnant and/or breastfeeding? (1:00)
3. What should cancer nurses be aware of in terms of the appropriate use of personal protective equipment? (2:00)
4. What are the five Rs of medication administration? (2:45)
5. How should a cancer nurse deal with adverse events, including risks and near misses? (3:12)

Filmed at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2019, Barcelona, Spain.

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