Reply To: Treadmill for Patient4

  • Julie Pettee

    January 31, 2023 at 9:07 am

    We allowed a patient who was an avid bike rider to bring his bike and stand in with him so he could use it as a stationary bike. I believe he was 26 years old and the stipulations were that he couldn’t bike if he was alone in the room (mom or girlfriend had to be awake at his bedside) and he could not bike if he had recently taken Ativan, Benadryl or a narcotic. We were also super cautious with the way his tubing was hanging so it didn’t get wrapped up in the wheels.

    Julie Pettee, CPNP,MSN,RN
    Original Message:
    Sent: 01-31-2023 08:01 AM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: Treadmill for Patient4

    Hello All:

    We have a teenager that will be getting a SCT in the next few days; parents are asking if they could purchase a foldable treadmill to keep in the room during his stay for exercise as he likes walking the best.  This was the one they want to order.  Just wondering if your units allow this and did anyone from your hospital have to approve? (i.e. safety or risk management)? : Goplus 2 in 1 Folding Treadmill, 2.25HP Superfit Under Desk Electric Treadmill, Installation-Free with Blue Tooth Speaker, Remote Control, APP Control and LED Display, Walking Jogging for Home Office : Sports & Outdoors

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPHON, BMTCN
    Nursing Professional Development Educator Hem/Onc/SCT
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    225 East Chicago Avenue,
    Chicago, Illinois 60611-2991