Oral Chemotherapy Continued from Home

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Jennifer Shahan
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Oral Chemotherapy Continued from Home

Wondering if anyone has a policy or procedure in place to assess for appropriateness of continuing oral chemotherapy when admitted from home? We have seen a couple instances of patients being admitted for adverse effects from their home medication and the offending medication is being continued upon admission. Does anyone hold the medication upon admission until a oncology specialist or oncologist can review prior to continuing? Other procedures?

Jenni Shahan, PharmD, BCPPS
Medication Safety Specialist
WVUMedicine

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