Reply To: Chemotherapy

  • Cherri Hohnke

    July 15, 2021 at 11:32 pm
    we at Children.’s in Milwaukee also use circle priming 

    Original Message:
    Sent: 7/15/2021 8:59:00 PM
    From: Tracey Mickens
    Subject: RE: Chemotherapy

    We used to do that. But we had to increase the rate of the infusion to make up for the extra tubing. And there is also extra volume. We changed to circle priming recently and we haven’t had any issues since! 

    Tracey Mickens BSN,RN
    The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
    Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Rheumatology clinic lead

    Original Message:
    Sent: 7/15/2021 9:47:00 AM
    From: Sarah Eidt
    Subject: Chemotherapy

    Hello all!
    I have recently transitioned to a new hospital that uses SECONDARY INFUSION (on normal saline line) to hang chemotherapy. My institution administered as a primary infusion only, with some chemotherapies primed by pharmacy (24 hr infusions and high reactive meds). What are some other methods being utilized? From my understanding the chemotherapy should be in primary tubing directly to the patient. If there are any other institutions utilize secondary infusions and have issues please let me know. I am looking into literature to support EBP change.

    Thank you

    Sarah Eidt,BSN, RN
    CNL Hem/Onc Division
    USA Childrens and Womens
    United States