Reply To: Who infuses/connects stem cell products

  • Caroline Costello

    May 11, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Here at BCH it’s the RN’s who connect the stem cells to the patient and receives the product.  The attending writes the infusion order.

    Caroline Costello RN, MBA, CPON, BMTCN
    Nursing Clinical Education Coordinator
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-11-2016 02:39 PM
    From: Amy Spence
    Subject: Who infuses/connects stem cell products

    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