Chemotherapy and Biotherapy

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  • ​​Hi, Current practice at my institution is to make chemotherapy on a secondary tubing, primed with drug. When the infusion is slow, some nurses will rush the line to get the drug to the patient and then program to the appropriate rate. While this practice ...

  • Hi. I've seen recommendations for ongoing monitoring for Humira and other biologics like the following, but the ones I've seen are for psoriasis, and probably still too vague (like the package insert) for your purposes, with the wording "variable frequencies ...

  • Heather, We are very fortunate in that our pharmacy department monitors and manages all our oral chemo patients on our program. They contact the patients to monitor side effects and monitor refills. If you have the capability to do such a program, it ...

  • ​​Hello! I am interested in the following: For those ambulatory cancer center sites that use Epic as their EMR and also use Beacon for their oral chemotherapy plans. If that is you please keep reading! We currently have issues with multiple providers ...

  • In your practice setting, the primary nurse plus a second nurse dose the BSA calculation plus independent check. Then the primary nurse plus another nurse do the bedside safety check. Is this second nurse the same nurse that checked the BSA dosage in ...