I'm an RN working in Radiation Oncology.
We want to put a policy in place for female pregnancy testing.
What parameters do you use at your facility for testing?
Absence in menses?
Do all women get tested or are some exempt?
Raechelle Chesney BSN, RN, Rad Onc Cert.
Radiation Oncology Nursing
Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center
10701 East Blvd
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Office: 216-791-3800 x5779
In radiation, we do a urine HCG at CT loc for all women 50 and under
In Infusion we test at least monthly for all women 50 under.
The exception is those women who have known hysterectomy or documented menopause
Tonica Anderson, RN, BSN, OCN
SIH Cancer Institute
Quality & Cancer Registry Supervisor
618-985-3333 ext 68305