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We infuse Pamidronate in our infusion center for OI patients for ortho. We do not do any cardiac monitoring and the infusions generally run over four hours daily X 3 every 3 months.
——————————————- William Copeck Bloomfield, NJ United States ——————————————-
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 06-19-2014 12:23 PM From: Charlotte Smith Subject: Pamidronate infusions
We currently only administer Pamidronate to our Oncology patients in our Ambulatory Chemo/Infusion Center. We do NOT use cardiac monitoring and we do not infuse Hem-Onc patients in our Infusion Center.We do not have a protocol for this type of infusion.
—————————————— Charlotte Smith New Hyde Park, NY United States ——————————————-
We administer pamidronate to our oncology patients in an outpatient infusion center. We also care for pediatric patients from other specialty practices. Our orthopedic physicians would like us to give pamidronate to their patients as well. However, their practice has previously been to admit their patients and place them on a cardiac monitor during their infusion.
Do you use a cardiac monitor for your patients receiving pamidronate? Do you have a protocol?