Scalp Cooling Practice

Implementing scalp cooling at your cancer center

Paxman will be there to provide you all of the support and training required to efficiently implement scalp cooling, and help you to maintain a high standard of care for your patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Below are some of the key considerations when integrating scalp cooling – along with a wealth of resources and clinical papers available to aid you in the next steps. A small change within your clinical practice can have a huge impact on patients’ wellbeing

Key clinical considerations when implementing scalp cooling at your center

Consider ward space
Optimizing double systems allows two patients to scalp cool at once to maximise your space.
Become familiar with
scalp cooling data
There is a wealth of clinical data and ongoing research. Advancing your knowledge will enable you to effectively identify more suitable patients.
Optimize chair time
Scheduling will be essential when integrating scalp cooling to allow for pre and post-cooling. If chair time is a concern, consider a post-infusion cooling room if possible.
Make scalp cooling a multidisciplinary practice
It is important that all members of the oncology team are committed to and positive about scalp cooling. Introducing scalp cooling to the patient can be initiated by any member of the team – from surgeon to nurse navigator, as well as oncologists.
More experienced sites have better efficacy rates
The more familiar you and your oncology team are with the cold cap system and procedures, the better outcomes your patients will have.
Follow protocols closely
Accurate cap sizing and adhering to cooling times are clinically proven to optimise efficacy. Skipping the last 15 minutes of post-infusion cooling can compromise potentially fantastic results.
Scalp cooling and your procedures
A commitment to ongoing training, and integration of scalp cooling procedures into standard processes e.g. scheduling and patient records, will make for a more effective program at your site.
Cost doesn’t have to be prohibitive
It is important to be mindful of cost implications, however for those patients who are unable to afford scalp cooling, there is a multitude of charities and foundations in place to help.
Read Memorial Sloan Kettering’s paper on the implementation of a scalp cooling program >

Once your scalp cooling systems are installed and you’re ready to prescribe, the process is simple.

As a physician, all you will need to do is introduce scalp cooling to your patient at the appropriate time. If they are interested or choose to scalp cool, you will need to fill in an enrolment form and send it to the Paxman Hub. We will do the rest.

Next Steps

If your center is interested in implementing a scalp cooling program, we can put you in touch with your Paxman representative.

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