Reply To: Blood sampling

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    February 13, 2020 at 8:46 am

    If we need to, yes, we will stop, flush, draw the sample, flush and then restart


    If we are drawing drug levels (the drug that is infusing), we never draw during; always wait until completed



    Mary Lynn

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON

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    ——Original Message——

    Dear members,
    It is highly appreciated if you can share with us some information about the following practice:

    do you STOP chemotherapy infusion to aspirate blood from port/IVAD/ polysite while chemotherapy is still infusing or you take peripheral blood samples?
    please, if you can provide some guidelines.

    Thank you in advance!

    Loucine Kaplanian, RN