Reply To: PICU chemotherapy

  • Amy Spence

    Member
    September 17, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Many PICU nurses have gone through the APHON provider course, initial skill validation and annual competencies. If the chemo is being given as part of an oncology diagnosis/protocol then an APHON provider is required to administer it. At least 1 RN checking chemo orders and medication needs to be APHON provider/chemo certified.

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    Amy Spence
    Seminole, FL
    United States
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    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 .
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    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?

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    Jessica Whitlock
    Dayton Children’s Hospital, OH
    United States
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