Radioisotope Implants?

  1. To all you experienced nurses:
    What in the past have you or your facilities policy been on providing nursing care for radioactive clients?
    I was assigned an 81 yr old pt last night fresh postop /c a tongue implant, tracheostomy (fresh), qh output, q2 mouth care, qshift and prn tach care, IV medications, tube feeding's.....
    How much time per shift and per visit do you spend with these pt's? I know the concept of time, distance and shielding, but that seemed almost impossible to apply these concepts with this pt's care - I just did the best I could.

    Thanks,
    Julie M.,RN
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