Reply To: Use of buretrols for chemotherapy administration

  • Carie Murphy

    December 16, 2021 at 7:33 pm
    I am an older nurse, as well, and it has been years since we have used buretrols due to their increased risk for aerosolization.  I still miss them for administering chemo.  We have our chemo primed under a hood down in pharmacy and use a closed system to administer.  We program the volume marked on the bag plus add 30 ml for a flush.   

    Carie Murphy, MSN, RN, CPON

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 12/16/2021 4:17:00 PM
    From: Maureen Sanders
    Subject: RE: Use of buretrols for chemotherapy administration

    I am an old nurse and loved buretrols.  We haven’t used them for years.  We have our tubing primed with chemo or saline .


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    Original Message:
    Sent: 12/16/2021 4:12:00 PM
    From: Mary Passeri
    Subject: Use of buretrols for chemotherapy administration

    We currently still use buretrols on our unit to administer chemotherapy – can you tell me what your units are currently doing?
    thank you

    Mary Passeri, RN
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States