Reply To: Dinutuximab infusions

  • Carie Murphy

    September 19, 2019 at 8:41 pm
    We usually keep these patients in a 1:2 assignment with another “low acuity” patient.  

    Carie Murphy, MSN, RN, CPON

    ANM, Weaver 4, Peds Hem/Onc/BMT

    ——Original Message——

    We do our infusions on the oncology ward as 1:1. Staff have education by pharmacy to help support them in what signs and symptoms of a reaction/side effect to look out for and we have an information folder also to refer too. We usually start the infusion in the morning and then have a nurse do a 10-12 hour shift to cover the rest of the infusion which this week has been finishing around 2300.
    At times, staffing can be an issue but as we know in advance when it will occur we can usually plan for this.
    Hope this helps, Kerri

    Kerri Monteiro
    Clinical Nurse
    North Adelaide, Australia