Reply To: gloves for home administration of oral chemotherapy

  • Bethany Zimpelman

    December 9, 2014 at 12:44 pm

     We do provide chemotherapy gloves and a oral chemotherapy kit at discharge. The family also is given a perscription for chemo gloves (they are told to use them with diaper changes too). Medicaid has always paid, a few private insurance companies have not.

    Please let me know if you have further questions
    Bethany Zimpelman
    Staff RN
    The Children’s Hospital at Providence Alaska
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 12-09-2014 12:22 PM
    From: Charlene Maxen
    Subject: gloves for home administration of oral chemotherapy

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Outpatient Staff Clinic Issues and APHON Open Forum .
    Do you provide your families with chemotherapy gloves to administer oral chemotherapy at home? If so,do you provide them at discharge or do you give them a prescription to obtain? If you give them a prescription are they successful in getting them paid for by insurance? If you have a policy in place I would be very interested in obtaining a copy. Please feel free to email me at Thanks for your help

    Charlene Maxen RN PPCNP-BC
    Case Manager
    Akron Children’s Hospital
    Mogadore, OH
    United States