Reply To: two questions

  • Kimberly Duback

    May 16, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    ​We have been running vincristine on a pump with a minibag for about a year without incident. We stay at the bedside throughout the infusion and it goes over about 10 minutes (5 minute infusion and then about a 5 minute flush at the same rate if it is a central line).  We check blood return before and after and would stop the infusion and check with any signs of discomfort, swelling, etc.

    Kimberly Duback, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Advanced Practice Nurse
    Advocate Children’s Hospital
    United States of America
    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-16-2018 12:02 PM
    From: Gina Covelli
    Subject: two questions

    Good Morning,

    Was wondering if I could post these questions to this group…



    1-    For those who switched over to Vincristine minibags, do you utilize a pump or do you free flow the infusion?


    2-    C-Diff. Anyone willing to share their rates? Or do you have a benchmark that you compare yourself to for Pediatric Hem-Onc patient population?



    Thank You!!



    Gina Covelli MSN,RN, CPHON

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