Reply To: BMT room isolation precautions

  • Angele Leger

    July 11, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Hi Caryl,

    We allow caregivers to eat in the room and use the bathroom/shower (bathtub/shower is cleaned before/after each use.) We do also have a family kitchen/lounge and additional family showers located on the unit.


    Angèle Phillips, HBSc, BScN, RN
    Clinical Nurse Educator
    Oncology, Hematology & BMT
    BC Children’s Hospital
    Phone: (604) 875-2345 ext 4749
    Original Message:
    Sent: 07-11-2019 08:54 AM
    From: Caryl Shelton
    Subject: BMT room isolation precautions

    Hello, I was looking to see what your institutions guidelines/policies are in regards to allowing parents/caregivers to eat in room while in for BMT? Do you have a lounge are on unit for parents/caregivers that can assist with letting them eat there?
    Do you allow parents/caregivers to use patient shower and bathroom while they are in for BMT.  Any information would be appreciated.

    Caryl Shelton RN, MSN, CPON, BMTCN
    Education Specialist II
    Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    Cincinnati Ohio