Reply To: Chemo Body Fluids/PPE

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    Member
    May 28, 2019 at 9:37 am


     We are currently looking at the process we use for chemo administration and would love to know what the group does for body fluid handling and PPE:

    – Does your organization place all diapers/urinals/speci hats and the PPE worn during the handling of body fluids in an antineoplastic waste bin? Yes

    – Do you keep antineoplastic waste containers in patient rooms?  If so, how do you secure and ensure patients do not access these? Yes; we try to keep the lids closed and they are not secured but no issues yet

    -Do you use a new chemo gown every time the nurses handles the chemotherapy or enters the patient room to handle body fluids of a chemotherapy patient?  Yes, that is a requirement….all gowns need to be single use only

    Thank you for your help!

    Caroline

     

     

    Thanks,

    Mary Lynn

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON

    NPD Practitioner/Clinical Educator Hem/Onc/SCT

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

    T 312.227.4224 | mlrae@luriechildrens.org | luriechildrens.org

    225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 248, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2991

    APHON Chicago Chapter President

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    ​Good morning!

     We are currently looking at the process we use for chemo administration and would love to know what the group does for body fluid handling and PPE:

    – Does your organization place all diapers/urinals/speci hats and the PPE worn during the handling of body fluids in an antineoplastic waste bin?

    – Do you keep antineoplastic waste containers in patient rooms?  If so, how do you secure and ensure patients do not access these?

    -Do you use a new chemo gown every time the nurses handles the chemotherapy or enters the patient room to handle body fluids of a chemotherapy patient? 

    Thank you for your help!

    Caroline

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    Caroline Anderson, CPHON,MSN,RN
    Cook Children’s Medical Center
    Fort Worth, TX
    United States
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