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Evidence Based Practice Clinical Guideline Review

PEP Topic: Mucositis


  • Oncology Nursing Society
  • Debra J. Harris, RN MSN OCN
  • June Eilers, PhD RN BC CS
  • Amber Harriman, RN
  • Barbara J. Cashavelly, MSN RN AOCN
  • Cathy Maxwell, RN OCNCCRC

Date of publication: 2008

Date of Review: August 2014

Method of Review: The Evidence Based Practice Protocol Review Subcommittee conducted a group review of the clinical guideline, followed by voting to arrive at a consensus recommendation. Because this protocol is from the Oncology Nursing Society, the subcommittee felt that a full review using the AGREE criteria1 was not necessary and an expedited review was conducted.

Review Summary: Although this protocol was written for adult oncology patients, the recommendations for mucositis management can be adapted for the pediatric population. The protocol suggest some medications that are widely used in the pediatric population and would be appropriate with some dosing adjustments.

Recommendation for use: Recommended with some modification for pediatric patients.

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1The AGREE Collaboration. Writing Group: Cluzeau FA, Burgers JS, Brouwers M, Grol R, Mäkelä M, Littlejohns P, Grimshaw J, Hunt C. Development and validation of an international appraisal instrument for assessing the quality of clinical practice guidelines: the AGREE project. Quality and Safety in Health Care 2003; 12(1): 18‐23. www. agreecollaboration.org