I am a traveler that works exclusively in oncology/hematology.
My current assignment requires us wear a mask in all of our patients' rooms during flu/rsv season. As well, all of our visitors must wear a mask (and it is enforced).
The patient wears a mask, whenever out of the room.
All blood draws/central IV tubing changes are done after setting up a sterile field and using sterile gloves (even though one never touches the ends).
The general rule is no uncooked vegetables, raw unpeeled fruits, food from home, that is not hot. No reheating meals in the communal microwave. No real flowers, live plants. No children under 6 on the unit (unless the patient is dying). Patient needs to shower at least daily and put on fresh clothes daily. Laundry to be washed in hot water, dishes washed in hot water, with bleach in the rinse, or use a dishwasher. No raw honey/raw milk/soft cheeses/raw meats. Nails to be filed, not cut. No tampons permitted and pads must be changed 4-6 times a day or more. No shared makeup, and fresh makeup should be bought. The patient should have dental work done before chemo initiates. It is preferred that the patient not use contact lens. No water pitchers permitted, no cups reused and prefer no use of straws. patient must wear slipper socks/shoes whenever OOB. Unless the patient is severely anemic (HCT less than 23-25%, platelet count less than 10K), the patient should walk laps/use tread mill/use stationary bike/etc.) Patient should be OOB at 4-8 hours a day or more.
These rules vary by institution. I currently work at a facility that is currently rated in the top 5 in the nation, on a hemo floor, with large numbers of refractory leukemics. Most of the patients have extended periods of ANC of 0-80, sometimes to the point of doing granulocyte transfusions. And as they are resistant hemo cancer, neupogen is generally not going to be option.