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We have had 3 pts do this outpatient and initially had the same issue. We did the same thing as stated here (alternating 72 hour and 96 hour bags with 2 separate CADD pumps preprogramed that we switched between for the entire time). Doing it this way really worked well for our patients and allowed for smooth transitions and minimal interruptions between bags. One other issue we did come across was making sure the bag was “burped” (or free from air) by pharmacist while preparing it under the hood. This did NOT happen one time and we had air in the line and had to have pt come in to have this cleared. Once we identified this though and ensured this was done consistently, we did not have air in line issues any more.
Katie Davenport RN, BSN, CPHON Nursing Program Coordinator
Blank Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Unity Point Health-Des Moines 1215 Pleasant St, Ste. 514 Des Moines, IA 50309 Ph. 515-241-8912
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We just had our first patient with a 7 day bag, and we faced the same issues. It feels to me like it is the port that is the issue. Have you heard anything else?
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