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The significant effect that scheduling has upon the severity and
types of drug toxicity has been known for many years. Evidence is available
demonstrating that the schedule chosen will substantially effect the relative
distribution of drug to various target organs. It has been shown that a likely
cause for this with doxorubicin is that the efficiency of the various enzyme
complexes responsible for disposing of the drug can be affected by scheduling.
We believe a similar process can explain the marked effect that scheduling has
on the pattern of 5-fluorouracil toxicity and present both clinical and
computer data to illustrate this.
The purpose of this research was to improve nursing professionals’ understanding of the important link to safe, competent, and ethical practices that Nursing Practice Standards (NPS) serve. This research on NPS may improve the scope and comprehensiveness by which the Standards are integrated with clinical, educational, administrative, and research-based nursing practices. This research was unique in that it includes nurses in developing NPS. The method by which this study was done involved sixteen practicing nurses and seven instructional design experts from Alberta, Canada participating in designing, developing, and evaluating a NPS module. Nursing practice standards are a vital aspect of performing safe, efficient and effective patient care. The manner in which Nursing Standard Practices are presented and taught will directly influence a nurse’s ability to understand the value of NPS and successfully incorporate NPS into practice.