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Chemo precautions

  • 1.  Chemo precautions

    Posted 14 days ago
    ​​Hi there! Just wanting to see what the different organizations use as their chemo precautions? My institution uses chemo precautions for 48 hrs.

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    Kristin Curry RN BSN OCN
    Nurse Manager- Oncology
    Tampa, Fl
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  • 2.  RE: Chemo precautions

    Posted 11 days ago
    Wondering as some chemotherapy agents take longer to excrete so we were interested to see if we needed to lengthen the time of our precautions to protect staff.

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    Kristin Curry RN BSN OCN
    Nurse Manager- Oncology
    Tampa, Fl
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  • 3.  RE: Chemo precautions

    Posted 6 days ago
    We do 48 hours for most chemos and 5 days for ones with longer excretion times. Methotrexate we use precautions until the patient's blood methotrexate level is less than 0.1 mmol.

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    Kim Anderson, BSN, RN, OCN, BMTCN
    Clinical Resource Nurse
    Sacramento, CA
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  • 4.  RE: Chemo precautions

    Posted 6 days ago
    ​we do 48 hours of precautions

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    Heidi Stoffel RN
    Goshen Health
    Middlebury IN
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