Reply To: Personal items for BMT admit

  • Caroline Costello

    Member
    June 25, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Hello,

     

    Here are my answers.

    1. What are they allowed to bring from home?
      • Their own clothes.
      • Electronics
      • Their own toys/books.  Just wipe down everything with the hospital disinfecting wipes before bringing in the room.
      • Special blanket, just washed and washed 1 – 2 times a week while inpatient
      • Strollers, floor pads.  Wipe everything with disinfecting wipes.
    2. Must all toys/books be brand new? 
      • No
    3. Are they allowed to bring their own bedding/pillows/stuffed animals and do they need to prep them in any way?
      • 1 – 2 washed (regular laundry) stuffed animals.  During their stay they seem to acquire more, but we don’t make them take them home at that point.
      • No pillows
      • Their own linen but it needs to be changed daily.  We do have laundry facilities here on the same floor which makes it a little easier.
      • No real prep just wash in regular laundry.
    4. Are your CAR-T patients under the same restrictions?
      • No

    I hope this helps.  Let me know if you have any other questions.

     

    Caroline

    Caroline A. Costello MBA, BSN, RN, CPON®, BMTCN®

    Nursing Clinical Education Coordinator

    Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program

    Boston Children’s Hospital

    300 Longwood Avenue

    Boston, MA 02115

    Phone # 1.617.355.7533

    caroline.costello@childrens.harvard.edu

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    ——Original Message——

    Hello from Phoenix, 

    Hoping you all are willing to share your current practice for BMT patients.

    1. What are they allowed to bring from home?
    2. Must all toys/books be brand new?
    3. Are they allowed to bring their own bedding/pillows/stuffed animals and do they need to prep them in any way?
    4. Are your CAR-T patients under the same restrictions?

    Thought I’d sniff around to see what other hospitals are doing in case we need to make some updates to our practices 🙂

    Michelle

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    Michelle Gillard, MSN, RN, CPHON
    Program Coordinator, Cellular Therapy
    Phoenix Children’s Hospital
    Phoenix, AZ
    mgillard@phoenixchildrens.com
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