Reply To: Giving oral chemo at home

  • Lisa Pucillo

    February 16, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    We have a had a few families crush oral chemo at home. I think pharmacy needs to be involved and the level of competency of the family members plays a huge part.  Also get the home care RN involved.  This issue is multi-disciplinary.   Thanks!


    Lisa Bell RN MSN/MHA NM


    Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail

    Cleveland Clinic is ranked as one of the top hospitals in America by U.S.News & World Report (2015). Visit us online at for a complete listing of our services, staff and locations. Confidentiality Note: This message is intended for use only by the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential, and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender immediately and destroy the material in its entirety, whether electronic or hard copy. Thank you.

    ——Original Message——

    What do other institutions educate about giving oral chemo at home? Can parents crush it? Do you have them wear gloves? Any information would be helpful!


    Ashlee Blumhoff, PCNS-BC, MSN, CPHON
    Sanford Children’s
    Sioux Falls, SD