Reply To: Ommaya reservoirs

  • Rosalie Hudon

    January 28, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    Hello, They are only done by medical staff here, no RNs. For Ommaya reservoirs, do you have post-puncture nursing monitoring elements as for LP? If so, what are they? Any protocol to share?

    Rosalie Hudon, MSN,RN,CPHON
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Quebec City, QC
    Original Message:
    Sent: 01-28-2021 10:57 AM
    From: Maritza Salazar Abshire
    Subject: Ommaya reservoirs

    RNs do not perform Omaya taps in our institution.  They may however assist the provider with the procedure.


    Maritza Salazar-Abshire, MSN, MED, RN, CPON
    Senior Nursing Instructor
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, Texas

    Original Message:
    Sent: 01-28-2021 05:58 AM
    From: Carie Murphy
    Subject: Ommaya reservoirs

    We do not allow RNs to do this either. 

    Carie Murphy, MSN, RN, CPON
    ANM, Hem/Onc/BMT
    Wolfson Children’s Hospital 

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 1/27/2021 6:11:00 PM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: RE: Ommaya reservoirs

    Only our APPs do this (we changed this practice a few years ago)

    Mary Lynn
    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON, NPD-BC
    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

    Original Message:
    Sent: 1/27/2021 6:07:00 PM
    From: Kaye Schmidt
    Subject: Ommaya reservoirs

    Hello everyone,
    We are re-visiting practice on Ommaya Reservoirs.  Currently we depend on our providers to tap these, but wondering if other institutions allow your nurses to do this?
    Thank you in advance.

    Kaye Schmidt, RN, MA, CPHON, NEA-BC
    Senior Director, Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
    Children’s Health; Children’s Medical Center Dallas
    Dallas, Texas