Reply To: Labs/IVs/Line accessing workflow

  • Kristina McAnally

    February 15, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Yes! They come to our Provider side first (where they can get accessed if need be). If they are only there for counts/potential blood products, a veni is done first. If counts are good and no products needed – no port access. If products needed THEN they get accessed and go to our Infusion side. If they’re a peripheral IV then we start the IV, draw the labs, and they’re ready to go if products are needed. Hope this helps! If they are there for potential chemo then we go ahead and access their ports for blood draw so they’re ready if their counts are good for chemo.

    Kris McAnally, RN, BA, BSN
    Inova Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Center
    Fairfax, VA

    Original Message:
    Sent: 2/15/2022 9:14:00 PM
    From: Christina McGrisken
    Subject: Labs/IVs/Line accessing workflow

    For those working in outpatient infusion centers, what is your workflow surrounding lab draws for patients who will be receiving infusions that same day? Do you peripherally draw labs prior to port access/IV placement? Do you have a designated area for patients who need labs but will have them drawn with line access/IV placement? 

    Thank you!

    Christina McGrisken, FNP-BC
    Sickle Cell Nurse Practitioner
    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
    Bronx, New York