Reply To: Cellular therapy infusions-hub to hub or through cap?

  • Caitlin Siegfried

    December 21, 2019 at 11:54 am

    We infuse all products through the clave. We have used a couple of different caps/claves over the years and have always left them on. 

    Is there literature to support one way or the other?

    Caitlin Siegfried, BSN, RN, CPHON
    Nurse Consultant for Unit Quality
    Seattle Children’s Hospital
    Seattle, WA
    Original Message:
    Sent: 09-10-2018 06:00 PM
    From: Amy Spence
    Subject: Cellular therapy infusions-hub to hub or through cap?

    Curious if you connect your products (stem cells, CAR-T cells) directly to the hub or infuse through the clave. We’ve had a few stuck tubings with power lines and new tubing we’re using and we are hoping to move to infuse through the clave. Just trying to get some other pediatric input. Thanks!

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