NURSING MANAGEMENT IN PREVENTING PERIPHERAL CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC EXTRAVASATION: EFFECT OF INTERVENTION PROGRAM ON THE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES OF NURSES CARING FOR ONCOLOGY CHILDREN
Safy S. Al-Rafay and Nayera H.E Sherief*
Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University, *Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit, Children Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University
There is a growing understanding that good nursing performance is the cornerstone in preventing of extravasation when administrating chemotherapy. Therefore, this study aimed to measure the effect of the intervention educational program about nursing care of preventing the chemotherapeutic extravasation for pediatric oncology nurses on the educational outcomes. The study was conducted at the Pediatric Oncology Department at Children Hospital, Ain Shams University Hospital in Cairo, and the Oncology Center-Mansoura University (CCMU)- Mansoura, Egypt, using a quasi-experimental research design with pre/post intervention assessments. Data was collected using a self-administered questionnaire and an observation checklist (pre/post format) and developed an intervention educational program about nursing management and for reducing the risks of chemotherapeutic extravasation in oncology children. Results revealed that the program had a significant positive impact on the fifty to involved nurses' knowledge and performance.A regular intervention educational programs is strongly recommended in a wide scale and for longer time to assess long-term impact on the pediatric oncology nurses.