Reply To: Cryotherapy for Mucositis

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    Member
    June 28, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Here are our guidelines for cryotherapy

    Cryotherapy

    AKA for caregivers

    Cold therapy

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ·      Patients (where feasible/practical) receiving IV infusions of 60 minutes or less of chemotherapy agents known to cause mucositis SEE LIST

    ·      Use of cold substance such as (ice water, popsicle,  chew ice, slushy, “freezie”) for the duration of the drug infusion

    ·      Drug List

    Actinomycin

    Fluorouracil

    Busulfan

    Idarubicin

    Cytarabine

    Melphalan

    Daunorubicin

    Mitoxantrone

    Doxorubcin

    Paclitaxel

     

     

    Thanks,

    Mary Lynn

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON

    NPD Practitioner/Clinical Educator Hem/Onc/SCT

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

    T 312.227.4224 | mlrae@luriechildrens.org | luriechildrens.org

    225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 248, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2991

    APHON Chicago Chapter President

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    ​Hello!

    We are implementing using oral cryotherapy during certain chemo infusions and we wanted to reach out to see who else does this?  What is your process for documenting the intervention and the outcome (do you have a flowsheet, etc.?).  We are beginning to build our process and would like to know what is working for anyone else who does this.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Laura Hurwitz, RN, BSN, CPHON
    Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
    Children’s Hospital Colorado
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