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Leukemia Service and Hematologic Malignancies (Weinberg 5B & 5C)

Care of adult patients with leukemia and other hematologic malignancies; integration of intensive inpatient/outpatient care, acute and critical care.

Patient Population
  • Adults with newly diagnosed, relapsed or refractory leukemias and lymphomas, Hodgkin’s disease and multiple myeloma
  • Leukemia patients treated within research protocols
  • Average length of stay: 17 days
Number of Beds
  • 16
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • Day: 1:2-3
  • Night: 1:4-5
Rotation/Shifts
  • Flexible, depending on unit-specific guidelines and self-scheduling model
Skill Mix
  • 80 percent RN; 96 percent BSN; 12 percent MSN
  • Required competencies: provision of chemotherapy; blood and TPN administration skills; IV, PICC and central line skills; critical care
Orientation
  • New Grads: SPRING program
  • 1 week with unit-based clinical nurse specialist to review patient care specific to leukemia and other hematologic malignancies
  • Approx. 8 weeks (length depends on individual) caring for patients with preceptor

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