Reply To: platelet level to insert an NG tube

  • Katherine Trimble

    April 4, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    ​The C17 Children’s Cancer & Blood disorders committee have published Guidelines for Platelet Transfusion thresholds for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Patients. 2011. I have attached the guidelines.
    There are guidelines for major invasive procedures.  They do give guidelines for minor invasive procedures without evidence for the recommendation.

    Katherine Trimble, CPHON,CPNP,MSN,RN
    Pediatric Oncology Nurse Educator
    Winfield, IL
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 04-04-2018 12:15 PM
    From: Michael Hans
    Subject: platelet level to insert an NG tube

    We do not have one, other than clinical judgment.

    It sounds as though you may have found an EBP project.

    Michael Hans, MS, BSN, RN-BC, CPON®
    Nursing Professional Development Educator
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    MS 731
    262 Danny Thomas Place
    Memphis, TN 38105
    p: 901.595.5283
    b: 901.595.3578 ext. 1181
    f: 901.595.4478

    Original Message:
    Sent: 04-04-2018 06:27 AM
    From: Mary Jean Howitt
    Subject: platelet level to insert an NG tube

    Recently I posted this question on the general APHON form and was not successful in hearing back from people, so I am trying again.

    My question is….

    Do you have a platelet level threshold for inserting a Nasogastric tube?

    If so what is it?

    If not, how do you decide the platelet level is a risk or not?

    We would really value your responses! Mary Jean

    Mary Jean Howitt, RN, MN, CPON, CNeph(c)
    Clinical Nurse Specialist; Regional COG Clinical Trial Coordinator
    IWK Health Center
    [Halifax, NS