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Author on Call

The function of the “Author on Call” blog is to allow our readers and authors to interact with each other in a unique way. A few select authors will be chosen to share on the blog aspects of their papers that were especially meaningful to them personally or points that may not have made it into their published report. Readers will then have the opportunity to provide comments and questions, to which the authors will respond.

At times, as seen in our first entry, we will also post separate entries to the blog on various special topics that we feel would be informational or that we welcome your feedback on.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

An author from 37:4 (July/Aug) discusses his work

Below are comments from an author published in our current issue, 37:4 (July/August), regarding his work:


                Intrathecal Chemotherapy:  Potential for Medication Error

             by Peter J. Gilbar, BPharm, MPallC, FISOPP, FSHP


            Mr. Gilbar shares with us:


It is important for nurses to be aware of medication errors associated with intrathecal (IT) chemotherapy as significant morbidity and mortality can occur. Errors arise from overdose or accidental IT administration of drugs intended for administration by another route.  Findings from an extensive literature review confirm that the optimal strategy for eliminating the risk of IT medication errors is the development of effective methods of prevention and incorporating them into oncology practice worldwide. The global readership of CANCER NURSING has the opportunity to influence change and instigate the adoption of these preventative strategies into current practice.


Mr. Gilbar’s article is a literature review, and can be found in our “Open Access” collection as well as our current issue.


Enjoy reading this article, and many others, in CANCER NURSING!