Reply To: Chemotherapy Administration for Non-Oncologic Diagnosis

  • Denise Vermaat

    April 9, 2020 at 11:14 am

    We use the Chemotherapy and Biotherapy curriculum for Non-oncology patients from APHON. Unfortunately it has not been updated since 2012. And then we have them complete 3 competencies before they can administer independently.

    Denise Vermaat, MSN, CPN, CPHON
    Clinical Specialist, Pediatrics & Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital
    Fort Lauderdale, Fl
    Original Message:
    Sent: 04-09-2020 08:33 AM
    From: Cara Johnson
    Subject: Chemotherapy Administration for Non-Oncologic Diagnosis

    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

    Cara Johnson RNIII, BSN, CPON¬ģ
    Clinical Manager
    Hematology/Oncology Inpatient
    Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
    Work: (513)803-0306
    Cell: (513) 490-9253

    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.

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