Reply To: Thiotepa bath management

  • Caroline Costello

    Member
    November 12, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Hello,

    We do the same as Mary Lynn’s hospital and do not have a increase in CLABSI’s with the Thiotepa patient population.  

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    Caroline Costello
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Boston, MA
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 11-11-2013 08:36 AM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: Thiotepa bath management

    All of our precautions are from the start of Thiotepa and for 24 hours post.  

    • We do baths Q6 hours w/ linen changes
    • no creams/lotions
    • No dressings (not even paper tape as we have seen burns with this)
    • Dressing=gauze and fish net stocking
    • We have not seen an increase in CLABSIs with Thiotepa patients

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    Mary Lynn Rae
    Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital
    Chicago, IL
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 11-10-2013 05:03 PM
    From: Erin Friedman
    Subject: Thiotepa bath management

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Bone Marrow Transplant and APHON Open Forum .
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    In the blood and marrow transplant setting, what are your thiotepa bath policies including central line dressing care.  If you do not use an occlusive dressing, did you notice a change in BSI rates?  Thanks!

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    Erin Friedman
    Minneapolis, MN
    United States
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