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Reply To: Chemotherapy Administration for Non-Oncologic Diagnosis
We decided that chemo certified nurses will still start up cyclophosphamide for rheum patients but the bedside RN is instructed on how to flush and take down; ritux for non-onc can be given by any RN; PO meds by any RN; subQ MTX for non-onc any RN
Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON
NPD Practitioner/Clinical Educator Hem/Onc/SCT
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 248, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2991
Make kindness the norm
APHON Chicago Chapter President
I 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.
—————————— Jennifer Penn BSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPON Learning Specialist Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Orlando, FL ——————————