Reply To: Chilren Visitors in the BMT

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    August 3, 2014 at 10:09 pm
    • Questions to ask:
      • Has the visitor had symptoms (within the past 24 hours) of a communicable infectious disease, such as a fever, upper respiratory illness, flu-like illness, or gastro-intestinal illness?
      • Has the visitor had a recent exposure to anyone with Chicken pox or other communicable disease?
      • Does the visitor have an active Shingles rash?
      • Has the visitor received (within the last 6 weeks) a live attenuated Varicella Zoster vaccine?If so, does the visitor have any kind of rash?
    • Other Isolation Guidelines:
      • No children < 12 years of age in room
      • Only 2 visitors at a time and limit visitors to 3-4 consistent people during transplant
      • Keep the door closed at ALL TIMES.

    Mary Lynn Rae
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 07-29-2014 11:51 AM
    From: Heather Taylor
    Subject: Chilren Visitors in the BMT

    We are currently reviewing our policy regarding children visitors to the BMT Unit.  I would really like to hear what type of policy other institutions have regarding any restrictions or things they allow.

    Thank you

    Heather Taylor RN, CPHON
    Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator
    St Louis Children’s Hospital
    Saint Louis, MO
    United States