Oncology Chemotherapy , Pediatric Chemotherapy

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    Hi Friends,

    I am new to this. Please let me know if Oncology Chemotherapy and Pediatric Chemotherapy are two entirely different nursing departments. Thanks for your help with this!
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    It is in my facility. Pediatric oncology is done in the pediatric unit. The doctors are completely different as well. When I first started out, we used to have our chemo certified nurses float down to that area, but not anymore.
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    Oncology is a specialty of medicine that treats cancer. Chemotherapy is a medication given to treat cancer. Pediatric oncology is a pediatric unit for kids with cancer. They are treated with chemotherapy just like adults are. Usually chemotherapy is only given on designated oncology units by chemotherapy certified nurses.
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    Oh! Well!! Thanks April, RN!!! Beautiful answer.. Just what I asked for. Thanks a lot.. Kudos a ton !!!
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    Oh! Well!! Thanks April, RN!!! Beautiful answer.. Just what I asked for. Thanks a lot.. Kudos a ton !!!
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    Not sure if I am understanding.....but my daughter gets Infusion Therapy with Chemo. she's not a cancer patient, but has an Immune disorder and as you know, the chemo surpresses the Immune. This is done in the hospital and requires a 3 day stay to hydrate the kidneys.
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    Quote from DaddyO
    Not sure if I am understanding.....but my daughter gets Infusion Therapy with Chemo. she's not a cancer patient, but has an Immune disorder and as you know, the chemo surpresses the Immune. This is done in the hospital and requires a 3 day stay to hydrate the kidneys.
    You're right, sometimes chemo is used for non-oncologic purposes. Your daughter is not an oncology patient because she does not have cancer. My previous post was a general answer, but facilities will vary in terms of who is allowed to administer chemo and where.


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