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We have had those same discussions but feel it is important to always have 2 oncology nurses.
Laura Ortiz MS, RN, CPON
Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program and KidCare
Golisano Daisy Coordinator
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 2/15/2021 6:23:00 PM From: Amy Sandoval Subject: 2 APHON certifed nurses on mixed units
Question for all of you with mixed units out there. Do you require that there be at least 2 APHON certified nurses on at all times? We have shut down general pediatrics due to COVID and low census, all of the post surgical and non-contagious children are now coming to our unit. The pediatric nurses think they should be there taking care of this population, but we have always required 2 APHON nurses on if we even have 1 oncology patient in house. Our hours of care would not allow for more nurses. We are a small unit and do take their overflow when busy, but this is all new now.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you, Amy
—————————— Amy Sandoval, RN, BSN, PCN, ANM Albuquerque, NM United States ——————————