Reply To: Vincristine mini bags

  • Cara Johnson

    April 10, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Definitely a change and since most of our patients have central lines it isn’t an issue. We flush after 🙂

    Cara Johnson RNIII, BSN, CPON®

    Clinical Manager

    Hematology/Oncology Inpatient

    Cincinnati Childrens Hospital

    Work: (513)803-0306

    Cell: (513) 490-9253

    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-09-2015 01:58 AM
    From: Susan Patterson
    Subject: Vincristine mini bags

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: APHON Open Forum and Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues .

    Our facility is switching to the mini bags, but we, the nurses, have some concerns. How do we ensure that the pt will receive all of the medication. How do we get all of the medication out of the tubing. And how do we check placement and how often? Have any of you used these? What do you think?
    Susan Patterson, BSN,RN,CPON
    Kaiser Permanente Fontana
    Yucaipa, CA
    United States