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  • Hi Jodi, I found a few articles that explain the pathophysiology of infusion reactions, most of which are IgE-mediated/type 1 hypersensitivity reactions. The article notes that the release of histamines, leukotrienes, and prostoglandins produces  ...

  • Sorry, Mary!  I just realized I replied to the wrong post (obviously).  Forgive my error! ------------------------------ Sue Ellen Glover, MSN, RN, OCN, CBCN Oncology Nurse Navigator St. Petersburg General Hospital St. Petersburg, FL 727-344-4743 - ...

  • I don't think there is anything wrong with that theory. For anyone who has experienced back labor due to the tilting of the uterus; it makes perfect sense. There are also other symptoms that can cause abdominal and intestinal spasms, explosive diarrhea ...

  • Hi Jennifer,  we double glove at the start - once the chemo has been hing - the top glove layer is removed and we have on one pair to program the pump. ------------------------------ Rebecca St.Jean Leukemia/BMT program of BC RN BSN CON(c) BMTCN CNE ...

  • Hi,  sounds like this could be a Fishbanes reaction. It is form of mild hypersensitivity  - we see patients with back pain and iron infusions. It is self limiting and tends not to happen again when we restart the infusion. Hope this helps you a bit.  ...

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    RE: Infusion pumps

    We transitioned to Braun pumps which we think are much more accurate then what we were previously using; however you cannot titrate your drugs into the machine. It must be done at desired intervals manually by the RN. Most of my staff was not happy ...

  • Hi Kristin,  you can flush the line - you need to draw back a waste first and discard - then flush as per usual policies. The reason for the no flush is to prevent a bolus dosing of the Blincyto. Once you have drawn back and wasted - the line can be ...

  • Trying to determine if PPE should be worn with all MAB drugs (immunotherapy) or just those marked as anti-neoplastic? Seems like the hospital system I previously worked for changed to all, but wondered what everyone else is doing. Thanks, ------------------------------ ...

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