Reply To: 2 APHON certifed nurses on mixed units

  • Laura Ortiz

    Member
    February 16, 2021 at 8:40 am

    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

    239-343-6015

     

     

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 2/15/2021 6:23:00 PM
    From: Amy Sandoval
    Subject: 2 APHON certifed nurses on mixed units

    ​​Hello everyone,

    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

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    Amy Sandoval, RN, BSN, PCN, ANM
    Albuquerque, NM
    United States
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