Reply To: Sibling Policy

  • Kathleen Barrett

    October 21, 2021 at 10:29 am

    We allow 2 parents for clinic visits, must be over the age of 18 without symptoms, however we highly  encourage only 1 parent.   We do allow siblings as an exception, depending on the visit type. We will reschedule the visit if we can.  The siblings must stay in the room and wear a mask when staff are in the room.

    Kathleen Barrett, MS, RN, CPON
    Director Hematology/Oncology
    Dayton Children’s
    Dayton, Ohio
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 10-21-2021 09:20 AM
    From: Jennifer Hadjar
    Subject: Sibling Policy

    Hi all,
    We currently have a no sibling policy just because of space and our efforts to maintain social distancing.
    It poses as a challenge for many families…and we have made some exceptions with creative scheduling as the very first/last appointment of the day, but we hold firm to our infection prevention strategies.
    We have an escalation algorithm…patients are screened for COVID via phone 2-3 days prior to appt and are reminded of policy and if there is an issue identified then, we determine the urgency of the treatment and then see what we can do, if anything, to accommodate. We just started 2 months ago allowing both parents.
    For clinic visits-we have utilized telemedicine (if appropriate) for some of these kids

    Jennifer Hadjar, MSN,RN,OCN
    Director of Nursing

    Original Message:
    Sent: 10-21-2021 06:48 AM
    From: Kellie Kirbitz
    Subject: Sibling Policy

    Hi all- Looking for input as to what other clinics policies are on siblings being allowed at clinic and/or infusion appointments.
    If you do NOT allow siblings, how do you manage barriers that families have in finding childcare for other sibs? Any other input, ideas, etc. are welcome! Thank you!

    Kellie Kirbitz BSN,CPHON,RN
    Grand Rapids MI United