Reply To: Monitoring BMT Patients

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    September 8, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    We monitor continuously usually starting with day zero; 3 lead; until count recovery



    Mary Lynn

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

    Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Practitioner/Clinical Educator

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (LC17/LC18)

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

    T 312.227.4224 | |

    225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 248, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2991


    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