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Reply To: TPA administration by nurse or physician
The RN administers and aspirates Alteplase for an occluded line.
We administer 2ml of Cath-flo. Under 10 kg is 0.5mg/2ml 10kg and above is 2kg/2ml
—————————— Sarah Walding, BSN, RN, CPN Clinical Practice Specialist Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Advocate Children’s Hospital Park Ridge —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 10-31-2019 01:46 AM From: Sarah Hakim Subject: TPA administration by nurse or physician
it is highly appreciated if you can help with below inquiries:
1- who administer TPA in case of an occluded line : the doctor or a the nurse? In our setting, the MD administers the TPA dose and the nurse aspirate it.
please advise if the nurse administers the dose.
2- what is the priming volume of an implanted port chamber. does the priming volume affects the amount of thrombolytic agent (TPA) to be given in case of an occluded line?
Thank you in advance
—————————— Sarah Hakim, MSN,RN Clinical Educator Lebanon ——————————