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

  • Denise Rikalo

    Member
    January 30, 2020 at 1:58 am

    Hello!
    I work in our Medical Group Ped’s HemOnc Office. We are located within the hospital and across the hall from our outpatient Children’s Infusion Center, however, we function separately and as if we were an offsite office.
    We have very limited meds that we administer, mainly PO Tylenol, Zofran or NS boluses. We do not have armbands for our appointments and thus have nothing to scan, but enter the NDC codes into the MAR. 

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    Denise Rikalo, RN
    Reno, NV
    United States
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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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