Reply To: Pediatric Infusion Centers- ID bands and Med Scanning

  • Marcia Bettenhausen

    Member
    December 4, 2019 at 11:32 am

    ​We also use armbands in our clinic infusion – to barcode and scan medications.

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    Marcia Bettenhausen, BSN,CPHON,RN
    Fargo, ND
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 06-25-2019 01:39 PM
    From: Kristin Jasek
    Subject: Pediatric Infusion Centers- ID bands and Med Scanning

    Hey!

    I work at Duke University’s outpatient infusion center, which is connected to the hospital, but is functionally separate.  We give ID bands to all our patients at check in and scan all medications prior to administration, just as inpatient does.

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    Kristin Jasek, RN
    Durham, NC
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-20-2019 05:11 PM
    From: Kimberly Duback
    Subject: Pediatric Infusion Centers- ID bands and Med Scanning

    Good Afternoon!
    Does anyone work (or know the workflow) in a pediatric infusion center, outside the hospital?  If so, do the patients get ID bands there and are medications scanned (i.e. rituximab, remicade) before they are given, similar to how a hospital would do it?
    Thank you!

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    Kimberly Duback, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Advanced Practice Nurse
    Advocate Children’s Hospital
    Illinois
    United States of America
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