Reply To: Methotrexate Level Blood Draws

  • Pamela Smith

    March 23, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    What waste volume do you use? It seems (many moons ago) that we flushed with 20ml NS and wasted 10ml when I was a floor nurse in the ’90s.  Just wondering current discard and flush amounts.

    Pamela Smith, FNP-C,MSN,RN
    West Virginia University Charleston
    Charleston, WV
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 03-22-2017 01:10 PM
    From: Wendy Fitzgerald
    Subject: Methotrexate Level Blood Draws

    We draw from the line, but get an appropriate waste and our levels seem to be for the most part in the desired range.

    Wendy Fitzgerald, RN, PNP-BC, CPON

    Nurse Practitioner, Bone Marrow Transplant

    Children’s National Medical Center

    111 Michigan Avenue, NW

    Washington, DC 20010

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