Reply To: Refrigerator use for families and patients

  • Caroline Costello

    December 8, 2021 at 8:43 pm


    We have small refrigerators in the rooms at BCH. The temperature is centrally monitored. They are cleaned between patients. They only fit extra drinks or small items fo the patients. We have a large refrigerator for parent food in the nourishment room.

    Thank you,




    Caroline A. Costello MBA, BSN, RN, CPON, BMTCN, NPD-BC

    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:
    Sent: 12/8/2021 10:15:00 AM
    From: Janet DeFrancesco
    Subject: Refrigerator use for families and patients


    Do any of your BMT units house a small refrigerator in the patient room and/or in an adjoining parent room?   If so, any infection control policies that you follow? 

    Thank you,


    Janet DeFrancesco, CPON,MSN,RN
    Berlin, CT
    United States