Reply To: CSTDs and IT chemo

  • Cara Johnson

    September 9, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    We use Spiros however we do NOT use for IT chemo

    Cara Johnson RNIII, BSN, CPON®
    Clinical Manager
    Hematology/Oncology Inpatient
    Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
    Work: (513)803-0306
    Cell: (513) 490-9253
    Original Message:
    Sent: 09-09-2019 04:49 PM
    From: Kristen Ammon
    Subject: CSTDs and IT chemo

    Hi there APHON friends!  Please share if your institution applies (or is planning on applying) CSTDs to intrathecal chemotherapy?  We are going live with Spiros (made by ICU Medical) next week and need some clarification on how this works.  Would love to hear if you decided NOT to use with IT drugs and if you do, how you use (i.e. stopcock).
    Thank you!!!

    Kristen Ammon, MSN, RN
    Nurse Manager
    Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant inpatient unit and clinic/Valvano Day Hospital
    Duke Children’s
    Durham, NC