Reply To: medications brought from home

  • Dawn Mannon

    May 14, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    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