Pregnant - what should I avoid in patients, what precautions?

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    I work in medsurg/oncology. I know I need to avoid chemo, and double glove when dealing with any body fluids of patients who've had radiation but is there anything else I should avoid, or precautions I should take? Thanks.
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    Ask your unit educator for a specific list. I would avoid isolation rooms with patients that have shingles, influenza, VRE and CMV. There's plenty more but I would ask for a list and your hospitals policy.
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    I agree, avoid all isolation patients. We just do it as a courtesy to the preggos on our floor anyway.
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    We have alot of contact patients I don't know that I could get a team without any. Also one of our techs is pregnant and she still does everything. I've never seen them give special treatment to the pregnant people before. I have been trying to avoid c-diff, but I did have someone else pass a medthe other day that had pregnancy precautions on it.
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    Quote from NuNurse<3
    We have alot of contact patients I don't know that I could get a team without any. Also one of our techs is pregnant and she still does everything. I've never seen them give special treatment to the pregnant people before. I have been trying to avoid c-diff, but I did have someone else pass a medthe other day that had pregnancy precautions on it.
    Talk to your unit manager expressing your concerns. in oncology, pregnant nurses have to right to refuse administrating and even nurse a patient on chemo or cytotoxic drugs. I know a pregnant nurse who does not go into any isolation rooms as an extra precaution. It's her baby. We just make a plan as a team to work around it.


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