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Reply To: Core oncology staff in mixed med/surg/onc unit
From my experience, having been an educator and travel nurse, every institution I have been to has made all staff nurses on mixed units become chemotherapy certified. This is to ensure adequate staffing, skill mix, and care responsibilities throughout the staff.
I hope this is helpful.
—————————— Tyler Simmons, MSN,RN,CPHON,CPN Seattle, WA United States —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 05-05-2023 02:13 AM From: Lori Neptun Subject: Core oncology staff in mixed med/surg/onc unit
Hello, for those who work in mixed med/surg/onc units: -are all staff trained to administer chemotherapy/biotherapy to oncology patients or do you have a core group? -if not all nurses are required to administer chemo, how do you ensure you have enough nurses who are chemo trained on shift? -if not all nurses are required, how does this affect staffing, vacation requests, low census days, etc.?