Percutaneous Nephrostomy Infusion: Nursing Considerations for Treatment of Upper Urinary Tract Urothelial Carcinoma

Eryn Draganski, MSN, AGCNS-BC, OCN®; Ellen Sterman, MA, APN-C, AOCNS®, ACNS, RN-C; Kathy Morris, BSN, RN, OCN®, RNC


An intrarenal approach using a percutaneous nephrostomy tube is a novel method to deliver chemotherapy and biotherapy to patients with upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma. A paucity of evidence exists regarding basic nursing implications for this unique treatment option. This column will provide suggested guidelines to administer intrarenal treatment via a percutanous nephrostomy tube.

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