Reply To: Who infuses/connects stem cell products

  • Debra Southworth

    May 11, 2016 at 3:20 pm
    The nurse connects and infuses all stem cell products at our facility. The physician and midlevels are in the room when the infusion is started but generally leave after the first few minutes. 

    Debra Southworth, MSN, RN, CPON, BMTCN |

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    ——Original Message——

    Hi all. I’m curious who at your facility connects the stem cell products to the patient’s CVL? Currently our MDs or NPs do this, but we would like to propose this being an RN skill. We would like any information you can offer. Thanks!

    Amy Spence MS, RN, CPN, CPON®
    Advanced Nursing Education Specialist
    Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute
    Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
    St. Petersburg, Florida