Reply To: Chemo Body Fluids/PPE

  • Angele Leger

    Member
    May 28, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    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, one is in each room

    – Do you keep antineoplastic waste containers in patient rooms?  If so, how do you secure and ensure patients do not access these?
    yes, never had an issue with patients interfering with it. pedal operated works best for staff

    -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?
    ideally yes, there may be a gown being used if several chemos are being hung back to back. But gown does not leave the patient’s room and is disposed of in the chemo bin in the bathroom

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    Angèle Phillips, HBSc, BScN, RN
    Clinical Nurse Educator
    Oncology, Hematology & BMT
    BC Children’s Hospital
    Phone: (604) 875-2345 ext 4749
    angele.phillips@cw.bc.ca
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-28-2019 09:37 AM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: Chemo Body Fluids/PPE


     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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    Original Message——

    ​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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