Is it safe for a pregnant nurse to care for a patient on chemo? Twice in the last month I have been pulled to another floor and BOTH times I have been given a patient who had chemo THAT day and not been told about it. Both instances I have asked the charge nurse if it is safe for me to care for someone who SHOULD be on chemo precautions and both times I have gotten a shrug and "I think so". Does anyone know for sure? I am pretty stressed out and really getting sick of getting thrown into these situations on other floors where I feel incompetent. Can someone please clear this up for me? One pf the patient had chemo put into his bladder to dwell (according to the patient) and I was afraid of his urine. I did double flush and double glove to be sure. The other one had chemo infusion and was vomiting all night long.
I just want to be safe in practice and it is clear at my job that I am the ONLY one who cares if I am safe.