Reply To: platelet level to insert an NG tube

  • Mary Jean Howitt

    April 4, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Yes thank you, we use these as a practice guide as well. But unsure if a NG insertion is considered a major invasive procedure. There are no recommendation for minor procedures in this document.


    Mary Jean Howitt, MN, CPON, CNeph(c)

    Clinical Nurse Specialist

    COG Regional Clinical Trial Coordinator

    6 Link, IWK Health Center

    Halifax, NS, Canada

    Phone # 902-470-8751

    Fax # 902-470-7208


    ——Original Message——

    ​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