Reply To: Blina and central line

  • Abigail Sharamitaro

    November 9, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    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!

    Thank you,

    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