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- Jan 20 by KelRN215Quote from umcRNSee... that's odd to me. Patients on other floors (oncology, stem cell transplant, solid organ transplant, etc.) are just as much at risk for infection as babies in the NICU are.My NICU (same hospital) would not allow donated beanies for this reason. The rest of the hospital will take anything that's given.
- Jan 20 by umcRNQuote from KelRN215Well I'l be honest, having never worked heme-onc I don't know what their policies are. I agree that our babies in the CICU are at high risk for infection and if the quality of an item was ever questioned we wouldn't give them out. The beanie babies we have currently are from a known source and have spent their life in a plastic bin and are all in excellent condition so they have been allowed.See... that's odd to me. Patients on other floors (oncology, stem cell transplant, solid organ transplant, etc.) are just as much at risk for infection as babies in the NICU are.
My hospital also gets large donations of build a bears and other stuffed animals from organizations and they are given out as well. They are all new condition so I don't see the problem with it. Again rules might differ on the heme onc floor but even the nicu would take the build a bears (which was always funny when the 1kg preemie had a bear bigger than them)
- Jan 27 by NicuGalOur NICU doesn't allow any stuffed animals from any source, even parents. They can harbour MRSA, etc unless they can be washes regularly.
- Jan 28 by RN*mommyI know my old hospital wouldn't give out beanie babies in the NICU. The infection risk for sure, but the safe sleep issues as well. I was constantly pulling stuffed animals and the like out of cribs and then doing the safe sleep speech with the families. I wouldn't want to encourage anything by giving out stuffed animals. For older children, sure...but not in the NICU.
- Jan 31 by canned_breadThat's so awesome! We give teddies that are hand-made and donated, and random toys and what not.