Reply To: PEG administration

  • Louis Ruggiero

    August 14, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Sarah,

    1. We only have 1 RN present during the 1st 15 minutes of infusion. The PA or clinic leader is notified prior to starting and is present on the unit.
    2. No one else is at the bedside unless a problem is indicated.

    Louis Ruggiero, BSN, RN, CPHON
    Clinical Educator – Infusion Center
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-14-2019 10:48 AM
    From: Sarah Walding
    Subject: PEG administration

    Hi!  If you could please respond to the following regarding PEG administration in your institution it would be GREATLY appreciated!

    1). How many RNs are present in the room when Peg is being administered?
    2). Is there anyone else in the room during the administration? (Pharmacist, MD, etc)

    These questions stem from our clinic administering PEG in the PM when our nurses start to go home for the day.  We are trying to develop guidelines to make sure we have all positions covered.  Thank you!

    Sarah Walding, BSN, RN, CPN
    Clinical Practice Specialist
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Advocate Children’s Hospital Park Ridge