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We place PICC lines for the Blina specifically and do 7 day bags for out patient. WE pull the PICC when complete, works great! Then port can be used for other needs.
—————————— Abigail Sharamitaro, RN,CPON, CPNP SSM Cardinal Glennon Saint Louis, MO United States —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 11-09-2021 12:30 PM From: Jennifer Vega Subject: Blina and central line
We allow our patients to go home during blinatumomab infusions and they return every 3 or 4 days (depending on bag size) for a bag change. Our patients have mediports so the needle must be changed with the bag change every 7 days.
Currently at our institution we do not allow for anesthetic (Emla) with mediport deaccess and then reaccess to minimize the time of interruption of the blina infusion. We want to make this less traumatic for our patients so would appreciate any input on practices being used!
Jennifer Vega, APRN Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Golisano Children’s Hospital of SWFL<o:p></o:p>
—————————— Jennifer Vega, CPON,FNP-C,RN Punta Gorda, FL ——————————