Reply To: Chemo bag overfill

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    August 15, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Our pharmacy weighs all of the chemo bags before delivery to the floor and if there is > 5% difference they will re-make. 

    Mary Lynn Rae
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-11-2014 02:14 PM
    From: Traci Marsh
    Subject: Chemo bag overfill

    Hello all,

    We are currently having some issues with the amount of overfill noted in our chemotherapy bags, more commonly Ifosphamide and Etoposide. I was just curious to see if anyone else has issues with overfill in the bags and if so what do you do to correct or help with that issue. We have already spoken to pharmacy and they state they do everything correctly on their end. I wasn’t sure if anyone weighed the bags to do calculations or not? If so, how does that seem to work for your institution? Any advice, research, direction would be greatly appreciated.


    Traci Marsh
    Guyton, GA
    United States