I am looking for information about staffing anbulatory infusion centers.   What are you doing as far as a nurse patient ratio?   Where can I find guidelines, policies, etc  for these centers.   Any help would be greatly appreciated.  

Thanks

you may email me privately also at amparry@geisinger.edu

Me too

Jose,

 

Sue at BWMC, could you please send the article to me as well?

410-787-6795

See you in a couple weeks!

Sue

chemotherapy TAT in outpatient infusion centers

 

I am currently the director of cancer services in an organization that services both pediatric and adult oncology patients. I am curious what your organizations have in regards to chemotherapy TAT. We seem to have some opportunities to improve this. In reading the literature it seems that 60 minutes is the benchmark. Interested to see what you experience is?

 

Thanks

Heather

 

Beverly Moore, RN, BSN,

Beverly Moore, RN, BSN, OCN

Could you check the web address above?  When   you go there you get a web site that says it is for sale not an outpatient site.  We were really interested in the site.

 There is a website that

 There is a website that may help you all----OPIT.com  OPIT stands for Out patient infusion therapy.  It has information about managing infusion patients as an outpatient, which applys to your AICs and homecare

 

Chris Cavanaugh, CRNI

Clinical Educator

 Re: the post using the

 Re: the post using the transfer set for IVIG.  What you are using is a STANDARD Transfer set used in many pharmacies.  There is NO Need for a safety needle since the needle never touches a pt.  If the nurse gets stuck, it would be with a clean needle (one that was not used or only has medication on it).  No need to treat for potential HIV or HBV, just a bandaid.  Pharmacists/pharm techs use non saftey needles all the  time to mix and transfer meds.  There most likely is not a transfer set available that is safety because there is no need for one.

Chris Cavanaugh, CRNI

Clinical Educator

Hi All: Does anyone have

Hi All:

Does anyone have information on the correct techniques for pooling IVIG for HHC RNs?

I have recently joined a company where the current practice is to transfer-pool- the IVIG (in glass bottles) to an evacuated plastic infusion bag for delivery to the patient. This is done using vented tubing spiked into the glass bottle; the other end of the tubing is attached to a non-safety sterile needle for transfer of the product.

My questions is: although the needle should never actually come in contact with the patient, should we be using safety needles for the protection of the RN for potential needleticks/skin-breaks? I would like to try to change this practice so that both ends of the tubing are spikes thereby eliminating this potential.

Please advise.

Caroline Dodge, RN, BSN, CCRN

Infusion Nurse Manager, Accredo Tx, Medco

Seattle, WA.

Would you fax me a copy

Would you fax me a copy also.  I work in a hospital and we are trying to set up an IV infusion team seperate from chemo.  It'll be for all the other meds that are given as outpatient.  Fax number is 808-433-3448.

I would appreciate it it.  Thanks.

Larry Johnson, RN

hello im sorry about that my

hello

im sorry about that my fax # is (626) 336-3464

i would appreciate it thank you

dolores tinker r.n.

Dolores Tinker CRNI

Would you fax me a copy as

Would you fax me a copy as well?

I run an AIC taking about 150 visits/mo.

 Thanks

Nina Elledge

Cheyenne Regional Medical Ctr

Fax:  307-432-6641

Nina Elledge, RN, MBA, CRNI

ninaelledge@comcast.net

Are any of your infusion

Are any of your infusion centers run by the Hospital? I am looking for information on correct coding for billing and getting maximum reimbursement for our infusions. What is the best resource or do any of you have something you could email me? We are a small 50 bed hospital with an infusion center which I also do our PICC lines from. We sometimes struggle to keep even and need to keep the center thriving.

Ambulatory infusion centers

 Delores,

   need a fax number to send it to you.

Jose Delp RN BSN

Clinical coordinator IV Team

Upper Chesapeake Health

Jose Delp RN BSN

CliClinical Nurse Manager IV Team

Upper Chesapeake Health

hello

would you also fax me a copy of that article i work in a 14 bed outpatient infusion center and that would be helpful

thank you

dolores tinker rn

Dolores Tinker CRNI

Ambulatory infusion center

Hello, I'm new to the website, and recently started work in an ambulatory infusion/oncology clinic which utilizes 2 patient rooms with 6 chairs on the  outpatient surgery wing of a hospital.

It is staffed with 2 full time nurses, and I was recruited to place PICC lines for in-pt & out-pt services as well as backing up the 2 nurses in infusion.

The patient volume averages about 12-15/day, and tx include IVIG infusions, Remicade infusions, blood transfusions, chemotherapy, IV antibiotics, neupogen & procrit injections, and everything inbetween.

Please fax me the information as well. There are some days there are multiple lengthy infusions, and the balance of these patients can be very challenging.

Fax # 706-596-4036.   email: murdockt@sfhga.com

Thanks so much!

Teresa

ambulatory infusion centers

Thanks - I found it is not an ONS publication and could not get it readily

fax number 570-271-5843 - attn Ann Marie

 Thanks again

Ann Marie

Staffing an Infusion Center

Would you also fax to me?

Pat Howell, Via Christi Regional Medical Center   316 689-5870.   Thanks

Ambulatory infusion centers

Got a fax number? I have a copy in one of my folders.  

Jose Delp RN BSN

Clinical coordinator IV Team

Upper Chesapeake Health

Jose Delp RN BSN

CliClinical Nurse Manager IV Team

Upper Chesapeake Health

ambulatory infusion centers

Thanks - How do I get a copy - I went to the ONS wesite the publication is not listed.   That will be a start - I am not sure if there are different rules for Cancer/Chemo suites vs sites that do not do chemo

Ann Marie

Ambulatory Infusion Centers

There was an article in "Oncology Issues"   October 2005 issue pg. 36-42 Title of  article--- was Nurse Resource Allocation in Ambulatory Cnacer Centers.  

Jose Delp RN BSN

Clinical coordinator IV Team

Upper Chesapeake Health

Jose Delp RN BSN

CliClinical Nurse Manager IV Team

Upper Chesapeake Health