Reply To: BMT room isolation precautions

  • Nicole Lennox

    July 11, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Hi Caryl,
    We do have allow parents to eat in the room while patient is having BMT. We also have a parents lounge and they are allowed to eat there if they like also. Pending on how th patient is and if the parents need a break depends on where they go. Normally they eat in their room though.
    ​Again with the showers we have facilities outside the room for parents that they can use, however they often use the bathroom and shower in the patients room. Our thoughts are they are in a single room anyway so there is no harm, and plus less chance of cross infection from other patients or families.
    Hope that helps   

    Nicole Lennox
    Nurse Educator
    Cancer Centre for Children
    The Sydney Children’s Network
    Westmead Campus
    Sydney, NSW
    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