Reply To: SCT on a neonate

  • Debra Southworth

    September 7, 2021 at 12:37 pm
    Good morning,

    We don’t typically use a syringe pump, for smaller volumes we give cells slow push  by hand.

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 9/3/2021 3:01:00 PM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: SCT on a neonate

    Hello All:

    We are going to do SCT on a patient in the NICU (and the patient will stay in the NICU as he is only 1.7 kg) for Krabbe disease. 

    Has anyone ever put the stem cell infusion on the syringe pump vs. large volume tubing to gravity? I was thinking the syringe pump would be better and then use large bore syringe pump tubing so that it does not have be flushed post with a lot of fluid.

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, 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