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We dispose of diapers during and for 48 hours post chemo in hazardous chemo bins. As for weighing, we use the scales in the room and we encourage families to place diapers in a certain area (regardless of chemotherapy) so as to maintain clean and dirty spaces. I am curious what others do since you raise a great question.
—————————— Kimberly Duback, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON Advanced Practice Nurse Advocate Children’s Hospital Illinois United States of America —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 03-26-2018 01:05 PM From: Ashley Varnes Subject: Chemo Precautions and Diapers
How do you dispose of diapers in the 48 hours post chemotherapy administration?
Do you weigh them in the room or in a dirty utility room?
Do you dispose of them in the hazardous bin?
Do you have a designated area/bag in the patient room where they may collect before being weighed?