Reply To: Chemotherapy Administration for Non-Oncologic Diagnosis

  • Cara Johnson

    Member
    April 9, 2020 at 8:33 am

    Good morning!
    Our who hospital is trained to administer chemo. We do more extensive training for our staff that review protocols. Hope this makes sense ūüôā

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    Cara Johnson RNIII, BSN, CPON¬ģ
    Clinical Manager
    Hematology/Oncology Inpatient
    Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
    cara.johnson@cchmc.org
    Work: (513)803-0306
    Cell: (513) 490-9253
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 04-09-2020 08:28 AM
    From: Jennifer Penn
    Subject: Chemotherapy Administration for Non-Oncologic Diagnosis

    ‚ÄčI was¬†curious how other institutions address administration of chemotherapy for non-oncologic/malignant diagnoses.¬† An example would be IV cyclophosphamide for¬†a rheumatologic diagnosis.¬† Do you require the nurse administering the drug to be a chemotherapy verified nurse?¬† We¬†are seeing more of these cases recently and want to develop a standard at our institution.¬† I appreciate hearing from you as to what practices/policies¬†you have in place.

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    Jennifer Penn BSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPON
    Learning Specialist
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
    Orlando, FL
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