Reply To: Reverse Isolation?

  • Stacy Wolf

    May 27, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    We have a HEPA-filtered unit for our BMT and other highly immunocompromised patients at Children’s Oakland. We use standard isolation precautions; no reverse isolation. In COVID-times, all staff wear masks (at all times) and eye protection (with direct patient care); patients and family members wear masks at all times when outside of the room, and parents are asked to wear masks whenever a staff member enters the patient’s room.

    Stacy Wolf, CPNP-AC,CPON,RN
    San Francisco, CA
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-27-2021 03:22 PM
    From: Meghan Ariotti
    Subject: Reverse Isolation?

    I am curious to know how other organizations use isolation for BMT patients. Specifically, is anyone using reverse isolation (i.e. isolating to prevent giving an infection to the patient) versus only using different PPE levels based on patient infection?

    Meghan R. Ariotti, DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPN
    Mayo Clinic
    Pediatric CNS – Hematology, Oncology, Transplant