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Nursing interventions in patients with chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicity

Dimitrios Papageorgiou , Theodora Papa

Abstract

The incidence of chemotherapy‐induced peripheral neuropathy is increasing because more neurotoxic drugs have been developed and because patients are living longer and receiving multiple chemotherapy regimens. This article refers to the role nurses play in the early detection of neurotoxicity, the successful of treatment, and the patient's quality of life both during and after treatment. Nurse intervene for peripheral neuropathy in three levels. The first level is the assessment of the patient, the second level is the prevention and the treatment of peripheral neuropathy and the third level is the patient's education.

Keywords: Neurotoxicity,  Chemotherapy,  Nursing interventions

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