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Reply To: Sending patients home with their mediports accessed
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 2/1/2022 10:21:00 AM From: Lauren Wendt Subject: RE: Sending patients home with their mediports accessed
Hi Stephanie, I am unaware of any Joint Commission standards for sending patient’s home accessed. We do that routinely in our outpatient clinic. Most of our kids have home care in case anything is needed or will come back to clinic the next day. We teach our parents how to flush the port in case fluids/medications are finished before they return to clinic.
Hope that helps,
—————————— Lauren Wendt Administrative Nurse Manager Childrens Hospital of Montefiore Bronx, NY email@example.com —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 02-01-2022 09:09 AM From: Stephanie Dellagiovanna Subject: Sending patients home with their mediports accessed
I am a Pediatric Hem-Onc Nurse on Long Island. We currently send patient’s home accessed when we know they will be getting treatment either at home (home antibiotics) or in clinic the next day (week long ara-c or transfusions). Do you have any policies regarding sending patients home accessed? Are you aware of any Joint Commission standards regarding this?
Thanks in advance
—————————— Stephanie Dellagiovanna, RN Rockville Centre, NY United States ——————————