Reply To: APPs administering IT chemo?

  • Patricia Conlon

    June 13, 2022 at 10:04 am

    Our APP routinely administers IT chemo in the ambulatory setting



    Patricia Conlon, MS, APRN, CNS

    Assistant Professor of Nursing

    Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Pediatric Infusion Therapy Center

    Ambulatory Hematology/Oncology

    Radiation Oncology

    Ambulatory Pediatric Surgery


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    Original Message:
    Sent: 6/13/2022 9:51:00 AM
    From: Allii Fontaine
    Subject: APPs administering IT chemo?

    Good morning! 

    We are working on streamlining our chemo policies with the rest of our institutions. As we are a pediatric hospital within an adult hospital, further more within an adult hospital  system, our policies are seen by multiple other hospitals. Our APPs give IT chemo in the pediatric setting where as in adult they do not. We are reaching out to see if any other institutions have their APPs give IT chemo and if so, any guidelines or policies you follow surrounding that as we are seeing pushback from our adult colleagues about this process and will need to go through committees in order to get this added to our policy. 

    Thanks in advance!

    Allii Fontaine, BSN,RN
    Pediatric Hematology Oncology Advanced Practice Manager
    Hasbro Children’s Hospital
    Providence, RI