Reply To: Infusion tubing

  • Patricia Conlon

    Member
    May 30, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    We use Baxter.

    Pharmacy applies a clave spike adapter connector between the bag and tubing. When the bag is empty, the nurses add a saline flush via the closed system to the bag and resets the volume to be infused as that of the tubing volume.

     

    That way, a closed system is maintained and the patient receives all of the chemo.

     

     

     

    Patricia Conlon, MS, APRN, CNS

    Assistant Professor of Nursing

    Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Pediatric Infusion Therapy Center

    Ambulatory Hematology/Oncology

    Radiation Oncology

    Ambulatory Pediatric Surgery

     

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    Looking to see what other institutions use for IV pumps and tubing for chemo infusions. Our facility currently uses Baxter IV pumps and there is no capability of delivering chemo fully through the primary line by following with a flush and keeping a closed system. Our clinic is familiar with Alaris pumps but our institution is unable to make the switch at this time. Therefore we are trying to think of an alternative solution to providing the full amount of chemo without exposing anyone to the hazardous chemicals. We are trying to change tubing that would allow us to use the closed system approach so that we could remove the bag of chemo and then hang a NS bag to flush! Is anyone aware of anything we could use that would work with our infusion system?

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    Erika Chaffee BSN, RN, CPHON
    Clinic Nurse
    Baystate Medical Center
    Springfield, MA
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 5/20/2022 2:18:00 PM
    From: Erika Chaffee
    Subject: Infusion tubing

    Looking to see what other institutions use for IV pumps and tubing for chemo infusions. Our facility currently uses Baxter IV pumps and there is no capability of delivering chemo fully through the primary line by following with a flush and keeping a closed system. Our clinic is familiar with Alaris pumps but our institution is unable to make the switch at this time. Therefore we are trying to think of an alternative solution to providing the full amount of chemo without exposing anyone to the hazardous chemicals. We are trying to change tubing that would allow us to use the closed system approach so that we could remove the bag of chemo and then hang a NS bag to flush! Is anyone aware of anything we could use that would work with our infusion system?

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    Erika Chaffee BSN, RN, CPHON
    Clinic Nurse
    Baystate Medical Center
    Springfield, MA
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