Reply To: Transporting patients to XRT offsite

  • Patricia Conlon

    July 1, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Our patients go to another part of our campus for radiation and protocol beam via local ambulance (hospital policy for all patients). Being accompanied by a nurse is based on nursing assessment, patient condition and if any medications are infusing.


    Patricia Conlon, MS, APRN, CNS,

    Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist,

    Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine,

    Fr 3C/2B & Pediatric Infusion Therapy Center,

    Pager: 127-02560
    Phone: 5-6003

    Mayo Clinic Children’s Center
    200 First Street S.W.
    Rochester, MN 55905


    ——Original Message——

    Our radiation therapy is off-site as well.  If the patient is stable and would be going as an outpatient, we put them on “pass”, and the parents then take them to radiation.  If they don’t have a ride we put them on pass and radiation will pick them up.  If they need care, then we send them with either one of our nurses and an ambulance, or with our transport team. 


    Laura Ortiz, MS, BSN, RN, CPON
    Director, Pediatric Oncology
    Golisano Children’s Hospital of SW FL
    9981 S. HealthPark Dr.
    Ft. Myers, FL  33908
    Fax 239-343-6011