Reply To: IV Push Chemotherapy

  • Cara Johnson

    June 1, 2021 at 6:09 pm

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    What is a side arm technique and are you asking more related to Chemo through a peripheral IV vs Central Line?

    Cara Johnson RNIII, BSN, CPON®
    Clinical Manager
    Hematology/Oncology Inpatient
    Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-21-2021 02:33 PM
    From: Elizabeth Berdelle
    Subject: IV Push Chemotherapy

    Our institution is developing policy on administration of chemotherapy. I wanted to get input on how your hospitals administer IV push chemotherapy in pediatrics? In our adult hospital they utilize the side arm technique. I am struggling to find much research on this technique used in pediatrics. How do you administer IV push chemotherapy?


    Elizabeth Berdelle, MSN, RN
    Pediatric Clinical Nurse Educator
    University of Chicago Medical Center Comer Children’s Hospital