Reply To: Monitoring BMT Patients

  • Carie Murphy

    Member
    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

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    Maureen Sanders, CPON,RN
    Oviedo, FL
    United States
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