2006 年 32 巻 9 号 p. 946-955
There is a tendency for cancer chemotherapy to be switched from an in-patient to an outpatient basis for various reasons, among them development of support treatments, improvement of patient QOL and constraints on medical expenditure.
Our subcommittee discussed various situations of pharmaceutical care in outpatient chemotherapy and based on the results, we prepared highly practical chemotherapy work sheets for medical staff. The content of the sheets consisted of information that we had gathered on typical cancer chemotherapy protocols that we discussed. Such information was collected while the patients were still in hospital and put to good use when they were switched to outpatient chemotherapy. It included pharmaceutical information regarding protocols such as recommended dosage, dosage schedule, precautions before administration and adverse effects. The present paper describes the use of our worksheets in EC therapy for breast cancer.
Our sheets may be used in any period of treatment to monitor important items. If doctors, nurses and pharmacists all use the sheets, pharmaceutical care may be standardized and such standardization will help ensure that antineoplastic agents are used properly and safely.