Reply To: Chemotherapy flushes

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    Member
    June 26, 2015 at 10:39 am

    enough to clear the line (so mostly if the tubing is 25 mL we flush with 30 mL).  However, if the drip is going < 10 mL/hour we flush with the exact tubing amount. 

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    Mary Lynn Rae, CPHON, MSN, RN
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 06-26-2015 09:06 AM
    From: Anne Raines
    Subject: Chemotherapy flushes

    25 ml flush on piggybacks

    enough to clear the line on syringe pumps

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    Anne Raines, CPHON, MSN, RN
    Austin, TX
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 03-20-2015 10:26 AM
    From: Katharine Schjodt
    Subject: Chemotherapy flushes

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Pediatric Chemotherapy Biotherapy Instructors and Nurse Educators .
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    Hi all,

     We are evaluating the volume of flush we currently use for all chemotherapy.  We do not currently use a closed-system delivery device, but utilize a buretrol and primary IV tubing. 

    We are wondering how much volume other institutions use?  Do you do just enough to clear your tubing?  Do you do a set volume above the priming volume of your tubing? 

     Thank you!

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    Katharine Schjodt, MSN, APRN-PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Children’s Hosptial and Medical Center

    Omaha, NE
    United States
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