Children’s National's leukemia team, which consists of doctors, nurses, researchers, social workers, a psychologist, an art therapist, a child life specialist, a nutritionist, and a chaplain, work collaboratively to provide the best care for patients during clinic visits.
Each patient is seen by a doctor or nurse practitioner. During each visit, staff will review:
- Any symptoms or side effects the patient has experienced.
- Exact doses of medicines taken.
- Medications needing refills.
- Next stage of chemotherapy, if the child is about to begin a new phase.
All medications should be brought to each visit.
The patient cannot receive scheduled chemotherapy until checked by a doctor or nurse, and in some cases, must have lab results before the process can begin.