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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,
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 239-343-6015 Fax 239-343-6011