Reply To: Methotrexate Level Blood Draws

  • Amy Spence

    Member
    May 2, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    We’ve recently had this discussion as well. History says to do 20mL flush and 10mL waste but we can’t seem to find anything that supports that currently. We will likely put out information to obtain MTX levels like other labs from CVLs.

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    Amy Spence MS, RN, CPN, CPON®
    Advanced Nursing Education Specialist
    Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute
    Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
    St. Petersburg, Florida
    727-767-1780
    Amy.Spence@jhmi.edu
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 03-23-2017 03:06 PM
    From: Anna Osborne
    Subject: Methotrexate Level Blood Draws

    We draw from the central line, and we draw a 2ml waste. Doctors seem to agree with this method.
    Anna Bradley BSN, CPHON
    UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
    1975 4th St. San Francisco, CA 94103