Reply To: HSCT and CAR cell infusions

  • Rebecca Swanson

    October 26, 2020 at 9:13 am

    We infuse all stem products via Alaris pump through non-filtered IV tubing and our standard IV connector. I’m unsure of the exact name, as we have recently changed manufacturers.

    Rebecca Swanson, DNP,CPNP
    Pediatric Heme Onc BMT NP
    Omaha, NE
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 10-02-2020 09:11 AM
    From: Bonnie Yates
    Subject: HSCT and CAR cell infusions

    At my institution we generally give cell therapy products including (BM, PBSC, and CAR T-cells) hub-to-hub to prevent damage to the cells. I was wondering if anyone could comment on whether their institution gives HSCT and CAR cells through a Clave, T-cap, or other blue connector or if your institution removes the cap and infuses cell therapy products hub-to-hub as we do?

    Bonnie Yates, CPNP,MS,RN
    Alexandria, VA
    United States