Reply To: Transporting patients to XRT offsite

  • Jennifer Kluemper

    July 6, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    When we need to use our off-site oncology center, the children only have to be escorted by a RN if they have fluids/medications running that cannot be off while they are gone. Also, if the child is under the age of 12, and no parent/guardian is able to go with them, a staff member will go with them as well.


    Gigi Kluemper, MSN, RN, CPN, CPHON

    Education Specialist | Pediatrics

    Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent

    2001 W 86th Street

    Indianapolis, IN 46260

    Office: 317-338-2252 |Spectralink/Cell: 317-338-1444 



    ——Original Message——

    Our radiation therapy center is outside the hospital and technically not a part of the same hospital system.  Administration currently requires that an RN from the inpatient unit or transport accompany the patient to radiation therapy in addition to the EMTs in the ambulance used for transport.

    Does anyone have policy regarding the transportation requirements for inpatients going to off site procedures, scans, or therapy while still admitted to the inpatient unit?

    I appreciate any guidance or documents.


    Terri Boyce, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CPHON
    University of Texas Health Science Center
    San Antonio, TX