Reply To: 1/2 patch orders

  • Amy Haskamp

    October 10, 2017 at 10:19 am

    You are not allowed to cut scopolamine patches, it only works as an intact patch.




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    We recently had an event with Scopolamine (1/2 patch was ordererd, cut, and applied to the patient).  At your Institution, do you allow for a 1/2 patch dose to be ordered? If so, how do you apply the 1/2 patch? Do you cut it? Do you cut 1/2 of the backing off? Do you place a Tegaderm down first and then apply 1/2 the patch to the Tegaderm? Please reply with policies or literature that support your practice.

    Thank you,

    Lauren C. Mayer BSN, RN, HNB-BC, BMTCN
    Quality Improvement Clinical Leader
    Hematology / Oncology / Blood and Marrow Transplant
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    Columbus, OH