Reply To: Chemo Precautions and Diapers

  • Kimberly Duback

    March 26, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    ​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
    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?

    Thank you!

    Ashley Varnes, MSN, RN, CPHON, CPN, BMTCN
    Clinical Practice Nurse Expert
    7B Pediatric Subspecialty
    MUSC Children’s Hospital