Reply To: Buretrols

  • Cara Johnson

    Member
    February 5, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    My answers are bolded 🙂

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    Our institution is transitioning away from buretrols That’s sad 😉, and since the question comes up from time to time on this ListServ, we thought this would be a good place to ask some specific questions that would guide us:

    1. How do you track your 24-hour infusions so you can keep them on time? Depends on the infusion. The biggest issue has always been Methotrexate. I have worked in Oncology for 14 years and 7 different institutions and it is a problem everywhere. Hence the change in the protocol 😉 We try our best to complete within 26 hours and have also eye balled and increased the rate if needed.
    2. Does anyone weigh their chemo bags during 24-hour infusions? and if so – how often? Our pharmacy weighs them before sent and if 10% difference they remake and also keep the documentation
    3. How do you add your flush to the tubing at the end of the infusion? We use primary tubing and then flush at a port below the pump to infuse all the drug.

    Good Luck!

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    Cara Johnson RNIII BSN Clinical Manager
    cara.johnson@cchmc.org
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
    Inpatient H/O
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-05-2014 04:56 PM
    From: Ruth Anne Herring
    Subject: Buretrols

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Nurse Educators and Pediatric Chemotherapy Biotherapy Instructors .
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    Our institution is transitioning away from buretrols, and since the question comes up from time to time on this ListServ, we thought this would be a good place to ask some specific questions that would guide us:

    1. How do you track your 24-hour infusions so you can keep them on time?
    2. Does anyone weigh their chemo bags during 24-hour infusions? and if so – how often?
    3. How do you add your flush to the tubing at the end of the infusion? 

    Thanks for your input,

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    Ruth Anne Herring
    Fort Worth, TX
    United States
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