Best Practices for Drawing and Delivering Bevacizumab for Retinopathy of Prematurity

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Harriet Kusi
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Best Practices for Drawing and Delivering Bevacizumab for Retinopathy of Prematurity

Hi everyone,

How do your sites draw up and deliver bevacizumab for intravitreal administration for retinopathy of prematurity? We have a NICU protocol with a dose of 0.05 mL of bevacizumab drawn up in a 1 mL syringe and delivered to the unit. The dose to be administered is 0.025 mL. However, since this dose is very small, our pharmacy dispenses 0.05 mL for the proceduralist to administer half of the dispensed dose. There are potential errors associated with this practice, and we are evaluating our workflow.

Wanted to hear how other pediatric centers dispense these types of doses.

Thanks,
Harriet