Reply To: CSTD for IVP, IM, SQ, IT Chemotherapy

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    Member
    September 24, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Here you go:

    Does your institution use a closed system transfer devices for the following chemotherapy administration routes?

    • IVP: yes
    • IM/SQ: no as you have to put a needle on the end anyway so then it is not closed and we were worried as we would have to potentially make up more drug to cover the needle dead space
    • Intrathecal: no because our IT syringe is a slip tip

    If not, what are the barriers to doing so?

    If so, what CSTD product does your institution use? SPIROS

    • What are the pros to this product? Ease of use (no internal needles)
    • What are the cons to this product? Sometimes disconnects

    Thanks,

    Mary Lynn

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON

    Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Practitioner/Clinical Educator Hem/Onc/SCT (LC17/LC18)

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

    T 312.227.4224 | mlrae@luriechildrens.org | luriechildrens.org

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 9/24/2020 12:55:00 PM
    From: Caitlin Bate
    Subject: CSTD for IVP, IM, SQ, IT Chemotherapy

    ​​Does your institution use a closed system transfer devices for the following chemotherapy administration routes?

    • ​IVP
    • IM/SQ
    • Intrathecal

    If not, what are the barriers to doing so?

    If so, what CSTD product does your institution use?

    • What are the pros to this product?
    • What are the cons to this product?

    Many thanks for your input!

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    Caitlin Bate, BSN, RN, CPHON
    Clinical Nurse Educator
    Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
    Atlanta, Georgia
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