Reply To: CSTDs and IT chemo

  • Denise Vermaat

    September 9, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Following! We also are struggling with the concept of CSTD. We adopted Spiros, but are just initiating its use. Following!

    Denise Vermaat, MSN, CPN, CPHON
    Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital
    Ft Lauderdale, FL

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    ——Original Message——

    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