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We do allow travelers give chemotherapy, if they have an active APHON Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider card, are familiar with COG protocols, complete a written test with calculations and safety information(as we have found at times that having your APHON card doesn’t necessarily mean you have been giving chemotherapy recently), and successful completion of 5 chemotherapy “checkoffs”— from checking orders and roadmaps, preparing patient for chemo/verifying labs, spec grav etc., to administering at bedside via Alaris pump to completing and watching for side effects/monitoring patient.
It’s a lenghty process but if the travel nurse has been successfully giving chemotherapy at other COG protocol based institutions, it has not been an issue. There is a lot of assessment of the traveler’s experience upfront by the educator.
Hope this helps
——————————————- Sheila Tobin Inpatient Clinical Educator Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego San Diego, CA United States ——————————————-
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 11-17-2014 09:27 AM From: Katharine Schjodt Subject: travelers and chemo admin
What is your institution’s practice for travelers giving chemo? Are they allowed if APHON certified?
——————————————- Katharine Schjodt Omaha, NE United States ——————————————-