Oral Chemotherapy Continued from Home

PLEASE NOTE:   Posts made to this forum should not be considered as the expressed opinions of, nor should be considered endorsed by, the Medication Safety Officer’s Society (MSOS) or the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). 

Make sure your email is up-to-date
In order to continue to receive updates from MSOS, as well as forum posts and other valuable information as a member of MSOS, please be sure to update your email address with us, whenever it changes. If you need assistance doing so, please send an email to jgold@ismp.org

1 post / 0 new
Jennifer Shahan
Jennifer Shahan's picture
Last seen: 1 month 3 days ago
Joined: 11/01/2021 - 10:59
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