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——————————————- Mary Lynn Rae Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Chicago, IL United States ——————————————-
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 05-14-2014 10:31 AM From: Amy Spence Subject: Thiotepa skin care
This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues and Bone Marrow Transplant . ——————————————- What is your practice for skin care for patients receiving HSCT/BMT prep dosing of Thiotepa, specifically: *What do you use to bathe? Soap and water
*How often are the baths and are they spaced evenly over the 24 hrs (do you allow longer periods during night time)? Q6 hours (try for a schedule of 1000, 1600, 2200, 0400 (around VS)
*What is your process for CVL care with the baths? We just wrap the CVC with an ace wrap or Kerlix and then put a gauze dressing on afterwards. We also use Glad Press N Seal during baths.
*Any additional items done for patients in diapers? No
*In relation to the start of the prep with Thiotepa, when does the patient receive their CVL (immediately before, a week before etc.)? Varies
Thank you so much! The literature has not turned up much so we are now seeking best practice information.
——————————————- Amy Spence Seminole, FL United States ——————————————-