Reply To: PICU chemotherapy

  • Maritza Salazar Abshire

    September 16, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    As we recently opened our Pediatric Intensive Care Services Unit we have worked the Chemo/Bio course into the orientation plan for the nurses being hired.  Before we opened the new unit nurses in PICU would administer chemotherapy with the assistance of a Pedi nurse certified to administer chemo or with an adult ICU nurse certified to administer chemo.

    Maritza Salazar-Abshire, MEd, BSN, RN, CPON
    Senior Nursing Instructor
    Department of Nursing Education
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    1515 Holcombe Boulevard,  Box 82, Y5.5628
    Houston, TX 77030-4009
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    Maritza Salazar Abshire
    Kingwood, TX
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 09-16-2013 01:07 PM
    From: Jessica Whitlock
    Subject: PICU chemotherapy

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: APHON Open Forum and Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues .
    How do your institutions handle chemotherapy given in PICU? are all or certain PICU nurses aphon trained? Do you require a hemonc nurse to give the chemo? What policies and procedures are in place?

    Jessica Whitlock
    Dayton Children’s Hospital, OH
    United States