Reply To: Instructions for chemo waste at home

  • Kathleen Stakes

    Member
    May 18, 2016 at 9:47 am

    We give them a box of gloves and some chucks if they are preparing meds at home.  Containers are available as well. 
     
    Kathleen Stakes RN, MSN, CPON
    Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nursing Practice Specialist
    MassGeneral Hospital for Children
    55 Fruit Street
    Boston, Ma. 02114
    617-726-7505
    Beeper 13973
    KStakes@partners.org
    Promoting Excellence Every Day through knowledge and compassion
    http://www.mghpcs.org/EED
     
     
     

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    What do other institutions teach in regards to handling chemo waste at home? Do you send any materials home with family to throw chemo waste (I.e. gloves, chemo syringes, masks – anything used at home for care) in a separate container and bring back to the institution or what is your process?

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