Reply To: Weekend outpatients

  • Rosemary Burnett

    February 25, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    We have a smaller institution. Our outpatient clinic is open 8-12 on Saturday only for non emergent patients who are known to tolerate infusions well. We share with other services and have one chair for our Pediatric Heme/Onc kids for transfusion, or rarely, pre approved chemotherapy.  It is staffed by 1 RN, 1 tech and 1 MD or APP. 

    Rosemary Burnett, CPNP

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong
    Rochester, NY

    Original Message:
    Sent: 2/16/2022 8:52:00 PM
    From: Barbara Cuccovia
    Subject: RE: Weekend outpatients

    Hi Kaye,

    We are currently open on Saturday’s only. All of our infusion staff rotate through weekend coverage and we do have some nurses who participate in our institute’s weekend program. Our clinic is open only for infusion and for 8 hours vs M-F we are open 10.5 hours. The infusions are restricted to multi-day chemotherapy, transfusions, antibiotics, and lab draws. On average we see about 10 patients.

    Happy to connect.
    Barb Cuccovia

    Barbara Cuccovia, BMTCN,CPON,MSN,RN
    Brighton, MA
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 01-27-2022 02:48 PM
    From: Kaye Schmidt
    Subject: Weekend outpatients

    For those of you who provide weekend outpatient infusion options in your outpaitent setting, who are the nursing staff?

    • Do your clinic nurses rotate weekend coverage?
    • Do you have separate weekend nurses?
    • What hours do you provide weekend infusions?
    • How many patients do you see (on average) on the weekend?

    We would appreciate understanding how other ambulatory settings handle this!

    Thank you!

    Kaye Schmidt, RN, MA, CPHON, NEA-BC
    Senior Director, Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
    Children’s Health; Children’s Medical Center Dallas
    Dallas, Texas