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What do institutions do if you are giving Vincristine immediately after port access and then de-accessing? Are the RNs wearing chemo gloves? If so, are they sterile (for the port access) or do the RNs change gloves immediately after access, then give the vincristine, and then deaccess?
I know this may be more of an outpatient question, but since the question was raised here, I thought I would ask.
—————————— Kimberly Duback, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON Advanced Practice Nurse Advocate Children’s Hospital Oak Lawn, IL United States of America ————————————————————————- Original Message: Sent: 03-14-2016 04:10 PM From: Kimberly Duback Subject: double gloving
I would be interested in other’s responses to this as well. We have thick “chemotherapy safe” gloves and it can be challenging to put on 2 pairs of gloves, so the practice is inconsistent. Our adult oncology teams have said that they have found it easier to apply a smaller sized glove first and then a larger size on top. This way one of the gloves can be under the cuff and one over the cuff. We are looking at our chemotherapy administration policy, so I am curious how others respond.
—————————— Kimberly Duback, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON Advanced Practice Nurse Advocate Children’s Hospital Oak Lawn, IL United States of America