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Mary Lynn Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON NPD Practitioner/Clinical Educator: Hem/Onc/SCT (LC17/LC18) Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago 225 E. Chicago Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60611 Phone: 312-227-4224 Pager: 312-227-4000, ask for pager 74224 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 7/27/2020 7:25:00 AM From: Loucine Kaplanian Subject: Vesicant drug administration
We are reviewing our chemotherapy/hazardous drug policy. With regards to vesicant drug administration, the infusion therapy standards of practice recommend peripherally infused vesicants to be administered free-flowing, up to a maximum of 60 minutes. In addition, they recommend that nurses “remain with the patient for the entire infusion”. The latter part is a little time-inefficient, since we cannot afford for the bedside RN to remain up to a whole hour with the patient (i’m thinking of our infusion unit staffing!).
Does anyone have any practices they can share, and any literature to support?