Reply To: CAR T Neuro Assessment Tools

  • Leticia Valdiviez

    August 4, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Hi Chris,

    This is a great question. Out side of what the KITE CAR T study uses (and can’t be shared) I have yet to come across anything. Dr. Pulsipher let me know one of our new attending physicians has an interest in this and I will pass along her response to this question. Just emailed her yesterday. 

    I also asked our neuropsych team about this and they could not think of a tool that could be administered by just any team member. 

    I would be interested in hearing if anyone has a tool. 

    Letty Valdiviez, MSN, RN, CPHON
    CAR T Coordinator
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-04-2018 09:58 AM
    From: Chris Donaghey
    Subject: CAR T Neuro Assessment Tools

    Hello everyone,

    Does your facility use a validated tool for neuro assessments during CAR T?

    The CARTOX-10 exists, but it has limited pediatric  applicability.

    I haven’t heard of so many tools from other places other than handwriting samples/assessments, identifying people in the room, etc.


    Chris Donaghey, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Clinical Nurse Specialist – Riley Cancer Center
    Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
    Indianapolis, IN