Reply To: Cool Mist for SCT

  • Nicole Lennox

    July 11, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    ​Hi we don’t use cool mist however we have started looking into humidified high flow set up. Its been used in adults and like the cool mist it seems to help. Id be interested to know more about the cool mist as I am uncertain how compliant the children will be with nasal prongs or mask for the mucositis. The humidified high flow unit needs to be changed weekly.

    Nicole Lennox
    Nurse Educator
    Cancer Centre for Children
    The Sydney Children’s Network
    Westmead Campus
    Sydney, NSW
    Original Message:
    Sent: 07-11-2019 02:11 PM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: Cool Mist for SCT

    Hi All:

    Does anyone use cool mist for your SCT patients to help with the positive pressure room and dryness when they have mucositis? If so how often do you change the setup? Does it go on your head wall or on an IV pole? We have been using for several years and it seems to help.

    Mary Lynn

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON
    NPD Practitioner/Clinical Educator Hem/Onc/SCT
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    225 East Chicago Avenue,
    Chicago, Illinois 60611-2991