Reply To: HD MTX infusion

  • Kelly Horn

    November 28, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    We had this battle for several years with the Alaris pump.  We tried several things to help us with this.  We make sure that there is the 11-12 inches between the bottom of the bag and the pump, so it will pull right and we make a “bra” for the extra large bags so the weight is more evenly distributed.  It helps, but it wasn’t enough, so our doctors now write an order that we may adjust the rate up or down by 20% to ensure the bag finishes on time.  We monitor for the adjustment every 4 hours. 
    Kelly Horn
    McLane Children’s Baylor Scott & White
    Temple, TX
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 11-28-2014 01:48 PM
    From: Patricia Conlon
    Subject: HD MTX infusion

    The buretrol helps us know what is left to infuse and we recalculate the rate as needed.
    It has been a challenge so we use the buretrol for large volume chemo only for just this reason.

    Patricia Conlon
    Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, MN
    United States