Visitors in outpatient infusion centers

  • Visitors in outpatient infusion centers

    Posted by Kathryn Wells on August 13, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: APHON Open Forum and Advanced Practice Nurses .
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    Our outpatient infusion center is an open room with a mix of transfusion chairs, guerneys, and cribs. We have two isolation rooms.  Our patient mix is oncology, general heme including transfusion for hemoglobinapathies and factor infusions, endocrine testing, enzyme replacement for genetics kids, and infusion therapy for IBD, renal and rheumatology patients.  We are thinking about revising our visitation policy – what are others doing?  Specifically, do you limit the number at the bedside?  Do you allow siblings or other children?  Does the child’s length of stay influence the visitation rules?  Appreciate any information. 
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    Kathryn Wells
    Nurse Practitioner 2
    Cameron Park, CA
    United States
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    Elizabeth Sonnenblick replied 9 years, 6 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Elizabeth Sonnenblick

    Member
    August 14, 2014 at 7:44 am

    We also serve as an infusion center to other sub specialties. We allow siblings. The summer can sometimes be challenging but our families couldn’t come if they couldn’t bring their other children. Most don’t have other child care options. They know they can’t bring them if they are sick.

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    Elizabeth Sonnenblick
    St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
    Paterson, NJ
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-13-2014 08:57 PM
    From: Kathryn Wells
    Subject: Visitors in outpatient infusion centers

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: APHON Open Forum and Advanced Practice Nurses .
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    Our outpatient infusion center is an open room with a mix of transfusion chairs, guerneys, and cribs. We have two isolation rooms. Our patient mix is oncology, general heme including transfusion for hemoglobinapathies and factor infusions, endocrine testing, enzyme replacement for genetics kids, and infusion therapy for IBD, renal and rheumatology patients. We are thinking about revising our visitation policy – what are others doing? Specifically, do you limit the number at the bedside? Do you allow siblings or other children? Does the child’s length of stay influence the visitation rules? Appreciate any information.
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    Kathryn Wells
    Nurse Practitioner 2
    Cameron Park, CA
    United States
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