Reply To: Alaris pumps and continuous chemo infusions

  • Samantha Howorka

    May 14, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    We are on Alaris pumps, and we set our VTBI for 2hrs of volume.

    Samantha Howorka
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    Columbus, OH
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-14-2014 09:09 AM
    From: Ann Chang
    Subject: Alaris pumps and continuous chemo infusions

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues and Pediatric Chemotherapy Biotherapy Instructors .
    Good morning,

    For those of you who use Alaris pumps, do you enter 2hr limits for continuous chemo infusions or the total dose (total drug volume)?  For example if a 24hr MTX is infusing at 10mL/hr, do you enter 20mL as VTBI and reset every 2hours or do you enter 240mL?

    Ann Chang
    Advanced Nursing Practice Educator
    Hospital for Sick Children
    Toronto, ON