Reply To: Blinatumomab Staffing Ratio

  • Mackenzie Ketchum

    August 17, 2020 at 5:46 pm


    At our institution we keep the patient receiving blina 2:1 for the first 72 hours; so long as they are tolerating it, we will bump the assignment up to 3:1 for the rest of their inpatient stay. 

    Mackenzie Ketchum, RN
    Norfolk, VA
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-17-2020 04:39 PM
    From: Ashley Varnes
    Subject: Blinatumomab Staffing Ratio

    Hi All,

    Would you please share your staffing ratio for patients receiving Blinatumomab?

    It seems most of the resources I am finding mention a 1:1 or a 1:2.

    Do you ever begin as a 1:2 then adjust to a 1:3 before transition home with infusion pump?

    Ashley Varnes, MSN, RN, CPHON, CPN, BMTCN
    Clinical Practice Nurse Expert II
    Cancer and Blood Disorders Unit
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital