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We too check the chemotherapy approximately 6 times:
The provider who writes the order with the co-signing physician,
2 Nurses at the bedside prior to administration
—————————— Kimberly Duback, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON Advanced Practice Nurse Advocate Children’s Hospital Oak Lawn, IL United States of America ——————————
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 03-05-2015 10:19 AM From: Tiffany Jensen Subject: Number of chemo order checks
This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Outpatient Staff Clinic Issues and APHON Open Forum . ——————————————- We are looking to change our process regarding the number of times chemotherapy orders are checked from the time the provider writes the chemo until the time the chemo is administered. Currently, our chemo orders are checked (against roadmap for day, dose, math correct, co-signature) seven times before administration. They are checked by the provider writing the order, the provider co-signing it, the team leader and two pharmacists on the day prior to admin, and by two bedside nurses on the day of admin. How many times does this get checked at other institutions?
——————————————- Tiffany Randle, CPHON, RN Riley Hospital for Children Indianapolis, IN United States ——————————————-