Reply To: Dinutuximab infusions

  • Nicole Lennox

    September 19, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    ​Hi Carly,
    We administer Dinutuximab in our Oncology wards. We have a staffing ratio of 1:1. We have created a medication admin template for staff to follow to support them when administering.
    We find the patients can be quite busy and unpredictable so having a 1:1 ensure the patient an nurse is well supported
    Hope that helps

    Nicole Lennox
    Nurse Educator
    Cancer Centre for Children
    The Sydney Children’s Network
    Westmead Campus
    Sydney, NSW
    Original Message:
    Sent: 09-19-2019 04:42 PM
    From: Carly Byrne
    Subject: Dinutuximab infusions


    I wanted to do some benchmarking and get a better sense of what other oncology units are doing for Dinutuximab infusions.  Are these infusions typically done in the PICU or on the oncology unit?  If on the oncology unit, are there any specific precautions and/or does your unit have a particular RN to patient radios that you require?


    Carly Byrne, MSN, APRN, CCNS, PCNS-BC
    Pediatric Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Legacy Health
    Portland, OR
    United States