Reply To: Inpatient Town Hall – USP 800

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    September 17, 2019 at 10:16 am

    ​Hi Cara:

    A PAPR will be required to clean up spills that vaporize (there are 8 drugs that can vaporize).  An N95 mask can be used to clean up drugs that do not vaporize.  However, I think we will use the PAPR to clean up all Group 1 drugs.

    Mary Lynn

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON
    NPD Practitioner/Clinical Educator Hem/Onc/SCT
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    225 East Chicago Avenue,
    Chicago, Illinois 60611-2991
    Original Message:
    Sent: 09-17-2019 10:11 AM
    From: Cara Johnson
    Subject: Inpatient Town Hall – USP 800

    Discussed in the town hall and your presentation was related to wearing a N95 mask. Our plan was to fit test staff for N95 masks for chemo spills however I was told:
    “Will do. Sounding like it won’t be N95 because they don’t protect against the chemicals and will have to be a PAPR.”
    Any insight on this?? I feel like I remember a slide during your presentation that said to use a N95 mask for spills…..

    Cara Johnson RNIII, BSN, CPON®
    Clinical Manager
    Hematology/Oncology Inpatient
    Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
    Work: (513)803-0306
    Cell: (513) 490-9253

    Original Message:
    Sent: 09-07-2019 01:07 PM
    From: Joan Shea
    Subject: Inpatient Town Hall – USP 800

    Today’s inpatient town hall at conference discussed strategies for the implementation of USP 800 at their institution. This thread can be used to continue to the discussion on the challenges of implementing USP 800.

    Joanie Shea MSN RN CPON
    Staff Nurse III
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Boston, MA