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We have the same situation and give the home factor as well. Pharmacy is not involved.
—————————— Dawn Mannon, BSN,RN Phoenix, AZ United States ——————————
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 05-14-2015 04:12 PM From: Janet Giordano Subject: medications brought from home
Our hemophilia population obtains prophylactic Factor products through an outside vendor, which the parent is taught how to administer at home. Occasionally, a patient will be scheduled for lab work and a clinic visit on a day Factor is due, so the parent brings the product to be administered at the time of the lab draw.
Do you allow patients/parents to administer prophylactic Factor products – or any medication – brought from home through an intravenous line (butterfly) started by hospital staff? If so, would you be willing to share your guidelines? Does the pharmacy play a role in medications given by parents on the hospital/clinc campus?
—————————— Janet Giordano, MSN, RN St Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis, TN United States ——————————