Reply To: Pet Therapy Program

  • Debra Southworth

    Member
    December 21, 2017 at 12:10 pm
    We do have a Pet Therapy Program but the animals are not allowed to visit Heme/Onc/BMT.

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    ​Hello, 

    I have a question regarding Pet Therapy Programs.  Here at BCH there is a great Pet Therapy Program, however the HSCT program doesn’t participate in it, but would like to find out what other hospitals do.

    For those of you who have a Pet Therapy Program at your institution do the pets visit with the HSCT patients? 
    If yes:

    • Do you have a policy or standard you can share?
    • Do the pets visit in the patient room or in another area? 
    • Do the patients have to have specific counts prior to visiting with the pets?

    Thank you,

    Caroline Costello

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    Caroline Costello RN, MBA, CPON, BMTCN
    Nursing Clinical Education Coordinator
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    caroline.costello@childrens.harvard.edu
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