Reply To: Transporting patients to XRT offsite

  • Christopher Williams

    July 3, 2016 at 7:29 pm


    We also have offsite RT services here in Melbourne, Australia. We developed a service capability framework for our adult RT service to support paediatric care, including safe transfer. Happy to talk to this at the APHON conference in September. You can download a copy at this link:

    Regards, Chris.

    Christopher Williams, RN
    Clinical Nurse Consultant/ Educator
    Original Message:
    Sent: 06-30-2016 10:11 PM
    From: Terri Boyce
    Subject: Transporting patients to XRT offsite

    Our radiation therapy center is outside the hospital and technically not a part of the same hospital system.  Administration currently requires that an RN from the inpatient unit or transport accompany the patient to radiation therapy in addition to the EMTs in the ambulance used for transport.

    Does anyone have policy regarding the transportation requirements for inpatients going to off site procedures, scans, or therapy while still admitted to the inpatient unit?

    I appreciate any guidance or documents.


    Terri Boyce, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CPHON
    University of Texas Health Science Center
    San Antonio, TX