When your patient is on radiation therapy such as having a cervical implant, here are a couple rules that have to be in place when you are caring for them.
- visitors stand 6 Ft away
- Only care for patient 30 min at a time
- flush toilet 2x after use
- wash laundry separately ( Keep linens in room)
- Drink extra fluids
- Separate eating utensils
Quick Fact: Once a cervical implant is placed for radiation, the patient must be on bed rest for 3 days to ensure the implant does not fall out. If it does, it must only be picked up with metal forceps, not your hand.