Reply To: Ommaya Chemotherapy

  • Teresa Munson

    May 11, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    ​We treat it as an IT chemo and have a minor procedure consent signed, do a time out and the MD/Provider always accesses the Ommaya and administers the medication

    Teresa Munson, RN, BSN, CPHON
    Nurse Manager
    Norton Children’s Hospital
    Infusion Center
    Louisville, Kentucky
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-11-2020 01:52 PM
    From: Tammy Klapp
    Subject: Ommaya Chemotherapy

    In our organization it is the provider who administers through the OMAYA-not nursing.




    Tammy Klapp, MSN, RN, CPN

    Manager of Clincial Operations Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

    Advocate Children’s Hospital

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    Original Message——


      We have a brain tumor patient getting an ommaya reservoir placed for chemotherapy.  Our nursing policy does not allow nursing to administer IT chemo, but I was wondering what other institutions are doing in regards to this?

    Thank you


    Marlene Reidl, RN, BSN CPHON
    Clinical Manager
    Tomorrow Fund Clinic
    Hasbro Children’s Hospital
    Providence, RI USA