Reply To: SCIDS Protective Isolation?

  • Myra Woolery

    July 29, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    I work at NIH and we too are generally very conservative with isolation for this population.




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    Original Message:
    Sent: 7/29/2022 8:12:00 AM
    From: Kristina Brown
    Subject: RE: SCIDS Protective Isolation?

    I have worked at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on BMT for over 20 years. We also use protective isolation for our SCIDS patients throughout their entire stay until discharge after transplant.

    Kristina Brown, ADN,RN
    Torrance, CA
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 07-27-2022 04:03 PM
    From: Gracie Laughton
    Subject: SCIDS Protective Isolation?

    Hello all!

    We have been doing protective isolation for our SCIDS patients not only before transferring from immunology to SCT service but also throughout the duration of their post-SCT inpatient stay.  I did look through old discussions regarding this topic, but the latest comments were from over a year ago so curious if anyone else practices this conservatively? Looking to update our nursing policy and appreciate any input or references you’ve used to guide your institution’s practice.

    Thanks in advance for your feedback!

    Gracie Laughton, MSN, RN, CPHON
    Clinical Practice Leader, Pediatric Cancer Center

    University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital
    200 Hawkins Drive,
    Iowa City, IA 52242


    Gracie Laughton, MSN,RN,CPHON
    Iowa City, IA
    United States