NICU nurse with a question

  1. I have been taking care of a 33 weeker with neuroblastoma. Tuesday she was tagged with, let me see if i can get this right, I123MIBG (sorry if I got that wrong) for a MIBG scan. My question is, is this dangerous for those caring for her? I'm breastfeeding and they made a pregnant nurse take a different assignment when she had this wee one. I apologize if this is a dumb question. I just don't have oncology experience. Thanks for any info.
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  3. by   globalRN
    Quote from 2curlygirls
    I have been taking care of a 33 weeker with neuroblastoma. Tuesday she was tagged with, let me see if i can get this right, I123MIBG (sorry if I got that wrong) for a MIBG scan. My question is, is this dangerous for those caring for her? I'm breastfeeding and they made a pregnant nurse take a different assignment when she had this wee one. I apologize if this is a dumb question. I just don't have oncology experience. Thanks for any info.
    can't answer that one since i never worked with radiation oncology firsthand

    However, when I ordered a MUGA for patients to assess pre-tx
    would make sure that the nurses got their bloodwork drawn before the patients
    got injected.

    see no reason to be exposed to anything one doesn't need to be;

    your occupational health officer should be able to help you

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