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taxol test dose

  • 1.  taxol test dose

    Posted 23 days ago

    Hi there,

    We currently run a slow 5 cc "test dose" of first-time Taxol, prior to setting the pump to regular infusion.

    Is anyone else doing this? Or do you have a different way of doing the test dose?

    Thanks, Dana

     

     

    Dana Cunningham RN MS OCN

    Oncology Manager

    Merle Cancer Care Center, Island Hospital

    360-299-1336

    Anacortes, Washington  98221

    dana.cunningham@islandhospital.org

     



  • 2.  RE: taxol test dose

    Posted 22 days ago
    We run it at 50 ml with vtbi 13 so its over 15 minutes then increase rate

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    Teresa V. Gonzalez RN, BSN, OCN
    Huntington Beach, CA
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  • 3.  RE: taxol test dose

    Posted 22 days ago
    The practice I worked with we started Taxol at 100 ml per hour but stopped after1 ml for 30-45 seconds for the first 5 cc.. We then increased to full speed but stayed with the patient for a total volume of 25 ml. This was possible because the pharmacy would prime with drug for Taxol and Taxotere as well. At my current practice the pharmacy primes wth saline so this practice does not work.  At present the plan is simply to stay with the patient for 40 ml but at full rate.

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    Eileen Devries RN
    Infusion Room Nurse
    Sunnyside NY
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  • 4.  RE: taxol test dose

    Posted 22 days ago

    Hello everyone.  My clinic runs 50 mL over 20 min the first 2 infusion.  After 20 min then we go to full rate.

     

     

    Jerri Pettersson, RN

    Atlanta Cancer Care

    7813 Spivey Station Blvd

    Lake Spivey, GA   30236

    770-507-0070

     

    jpettersson@atlantacancercare.com