Reply To: Rituximab

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    January 7, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    We allow anyone now to administer Ritux as it is used for so many different things; when USP800 went live at our hospital all nurses were trained on chemo tubing


    If it is for an ONC patient we still double check it as part of the treatment plan



    Mary Lynn

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPHON

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

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

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 1/7/2021 10:00:00 AM
    From: Kristen Ammon
    Subject: Rituximab

    We are looking to streamline resources for patients receiving Rituximab outside oncology areas. 
    Example: PICU nurse in PICU for Rituximab desensitization or Non-oncology RN on non-oncology unit with solid organ transplant patient.

    Please share if your institution allows/has policy that non-oncology nurses can administer Rituximab.   If you allow this, can you share any policy you have related to this drug specifically?  Does your hospital/pharmacy consider Rituximab chemotherapy?

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