Critical pathway for administering high-dose chemotherapy followed by peripheral blood stem cell rescue in the outpatient setting.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To explain the rationale and process of outpatient critical pathway development for sequential high-dose chemotherapy followed by peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. DATA SOURCES: Published books and journal articles. DATA SYNTHESIS: Complex treatment for patients with metastatic breast cancer is shifting to the outpatient area. To make this therapy safe and cost effective, a process for monitoring this type of outpatient care needs to be developed. CONCLUSIONS: Collaboration with a multidisciplinary team is important in ensuring quality of care for complex outpatient treatment protocols. Critical pathway development can serve as a road map for delivering this care. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: As team leaders, nurses should oversee the critical pathway development and implementation. Nurses also should maintain their role of patient advocacy through monitoring pathway compliance.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Burns, JM; Tierney, DK; Long, GD; Lambert, SC; Carr, BE

Published Date

  • September 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1219 - 1224

PubMed ID

  • 8532546

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0190-535X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States