Reply To: Monitoring BMT Patients

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    Member
    September 8, 2022 at 1:22 pm

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

     

    Thanks,

    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 | mlrae@luriechildrens.org | luriechildrens.org

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

     

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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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