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Methotrexate

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I am a new nurse working at a OB/GYN practice. I am on my 2 week at the job and just found
out that I have to administer IM Methotrexate. Do I need any type of Chemo Certiication in order to administer this drug? I have not received any type of training on this medication. 

Any advised is greatly appreciated!

 

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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No, you do not need to be chemo certified, but you need to have chemo PPE (gown, mask, and special gloves, as well as a container with a sealed lid in which to put all your PPE when you're finished). I would not start administering it until you've been inserviced/oriented to administration. When I had my OB nurses start doing MTX in triage, I had a chemo nurse inservice them on proper handling and administration.

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