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We are similar to Blank- we filter only those medications/fluids that specifically require a filter. We do not routinely filter all fluids and meds.
—————————— Kimberly Duback, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON Advanced Practice Nurse Advocate Children’s Hospital Illinois United States of America —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 06-25-2019 09:29 PM From: Heather Hartlage Subject: Filtering IVF
An upcoming conversion to Alaris pumps at my institution has us looking at best practice regarding filtering IVF. Curious what other hospitals are doing. We do not filter chemotherapy (with the exception of a Etop and Thiotepa) but do filter most other medications and IVF. Alaris is telling us they do not have a primary set with both a filter and an injection port close to the pump, and this set will take a year to produce!! Two questions that I would appreciate some feedback on:
1. What is your hospitals practices regarding filtering IVF? Medications? 2. If you use the Alaris pumps, what type of infusion set do you use? Do you add a filter?
—————————— Heather Hartlage, MSN,RN,CPON Clinical Nurse Education Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care and Renal Center Norton Children’s Hospital Louisville, KY United States ——————————