Reply To: Precipitation with Etoposide?

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    Member
    October 11, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    We mix our 24 hour infusions for SCT in 3 large bags of normal saline (each bag is 8 hours) and then the tubing and cap is changed daily.  This seems to help. 

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    Mary Lynn Rae
    Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital
    Chicago, IL
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 10-11-2013 09:59 AM
    From: Amy Spence
    Subject: Precipitation with Etoposide?

    We have had a few incidences of this with the continuous infusions of Etoposide alone and mixed with other drugs. We have further diluted and increased infusion rates with the subsequent infusions.

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    Amy Spence
    All Children’s Hospital
    St. Petersburg, FL
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 10-09-2013 11:10 AM
    From: Patricia Conlon
    Subject: Precipitation with Etoposide?

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues and APHON Open Forum .
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    Are any of you having issues with line precipitation with the 23 hour bag of Etoposide?
    We have had some significant ones with a few patients from 1-4 days of receiving the dose.
    Any tips for preventing it other than more IV fluids and making sure it runs alone?

    Thanks in advance,
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    Patricia Conlon, RN, CNS
    Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, MN
    United States
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