Reply To: Masks for Transplant patients

  • Sarah Vogel

    January 15, 2020 at 3:33 am

    ​We use the N-95 mask for patients and use a blanket for infants, similar to your practice. It’s something that our Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, and BMT teams reevaluate regularly but they have yet to identify a suitable alternative.

    Sarah Vogel, CPHON,MSN,RN
    Hilliard, OH
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 09-17-2019 07:16 PM
    From: Lisa Pinner
    Subject: Masks for Transplant patients

    ​HI all,
    We are exploring options for our stem cell transplant patients masks.  We are currently using the N-95 or the Hepa filter mask depending on the patients age and size.  For our infants, we just have the parents put a blanket over their face.

    What are other people using?  WE have had a number of inquires about the dusk mask that are on the intranet but have been very hesitant to endorse them.

    Thanks for your input.

    Lisa Pinner, BMTCN,CPON,MSN,RN
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    United States