Reply To: BMT ice

  • Caroline Costello

    November 29, 2019 at 10:26 am

    No we don’t use sterile ice.  The patients use either Dasani, Aquafina, or Nestlé’s PureLife Water to make ice cubes.  We allow water that is filtered by reverse osmosis which the above waters are.  This was all approved by Infection Prevention and Control. 



    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

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    ——Original Message——

    Hi APHON friends,

    Quick question:  Does your institution make/give BMT patients sterile ice?  If so, how do you do this?

    Thank you in advance,

    Lauren C. Mayer BSN, RN, HNB-BC, BMTCN, CLSSBB-BC
    Quality Improvement Clinical Leader
    Hematology / Oncology / Blood and Marrow Transplant
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    Columbus, OH