Reply To: Monitoring BMT Patients

  • Carie Murphy

    September 8, 2022 at 10:04 am
    For our patients, they start continuous monitoring once chemo begins, unless contraindicated (as with Thiotepa) & we are required to be PALS certified. 

    Carie Murphy 

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 9/8/2022 9:22:00 AM
    From: Maureen Sanders
    Subject: Monitoring BMT Patients

    Good morning, 
    We are starting a BMT program and would like to know how you are monitoring your patients.
    Do you monitor (telemetry) during cell infusions only or continuously? 
    If continuous do your nurses take a critical care EKG class and what is the expectation of them in regard to reading and interpreting the rhythms?
    Any other monitoring info is greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

    Maureen Sanders, CPON,RN
    Oviedo, FL
    United States