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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.
St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
Sent: 08-13-2014 08:57 PM
From: Kathryn Wells
Subject: Visitors in outpatient infusion centers
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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.
Nurse Practitioner 2
Cameron Park, CA