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Cisplatin: a clinical review. Part I--Current uses of cisplatin and administration guidelines


, : Cisplatin: a clinical review. Part I--Current uses of cisplatin and administration guidelines. Cancer Nursing 17(3): 173-184

Cisplatin is one of the most active cancer treatment agents available. Unfortunately, however, cisplatin causes many untoward side effects. Nurses play a major role in administering cisplatin and in preventing and managing the adverse effects associated with this drug. In order to maximize the quality of life of patients undergoing cisplatin treatment, nurses need a thorough knowledge of its uses, administration, and side effects. This article is the first of a two-part series about cisplatin. Part I will provide a review of the mechanism of action, current uses, and administration guidelines. Part II will discuss the most common side effects of cisplatin and the appropriate nursing assessment and management of patients undergoing treatment with this agent. In addition, future directions for the use of cisplatin and the use of alternative agents will be discussed.

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