Alexandria Clark
  • 100% of them priming the chemotherapy agents in the pharmacy. Non-hazardous or BSC hood
  • 100 % prime with base fluid before adding the chemotherapy agent, except below which should be primed after adding the medication to the fluids:
    • Drugs that are titratable
    • Drugs may cause a reaction, so we don’t have to guess if the reaction was from the drug or the base fluid

Advantages of priming in the Pharmacy

  • Reduces the risk of spills/exposure during spiking by a nurse.
  • The first 10-15 ml of line running as diluent in case of a leak, prevents additional exposure.
  • Comply with USP 800
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