Reply To: Biotherapy Consents

  • Kathleen Stakes

    July 11, 2014 at 11:04 am

    If they are part of a chemotherapy treatment we only use the regular protocol consent.  If they are given for non oncology use say renal or vascular patients we ask the providers to get a consent

    Kathleen Stakes
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Winchester, MA
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 07-10-2014 02:37 PM
    From: Caroline Anderson
    Subject: Biotherapy Consents

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Nurse Educators and Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues .

    I am wondering if your institution requires consents for the administration of biotherapy agents such as Rituximab, Dasatinib, etc.?  I know for chemotherapy agents we absolutely have consent but a lot of questions have come up recently regarding the biotherapy monoclonal antibodies, tyrosine kinase inhibitors, etc. Any advice or suggestions would be great!

    Thank you for your time!

    Caroline Anderson, BSN, RN, CPHON
    Education Coordinator
    Cook Children’s Medical Center
    Fort Worth, TX
    United States