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Similar to what others have posted, our PICU nurses are not Chemo/bio certified so the nurses from the Oncology floor go to the ICU to administer chemo. We have tried training some of our ICU nurses in the past but they did not see enough patients to be able to keep up their competency.
——————————————- Paula Daniel Nurse Manager Altamonte Springs, FL United States ——————————————-
In our institution, the inpatient hem/onc nurses go down to administer IV chemotherapy for hem/onc patients. The PICU nurses are not chemotherapy/biotherapy providers since the volume of patients they see getting chemotherapy in the ICU does not support this practice.
I hope this helps!
——————————————- Kimberly Duback Advocate Children’s Hospital- Oak Lawn United States ——————————————-
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 ——————————————-