beanie babies - page 2
Does anyone else's hospital give away beanie babies? Our hospital for years has always had a huge stock of them in every treat cart, treatment room, and outpatient centers. Most are older beanies with plastic tag protectors like... Read More
- 0Jan 20, '13 by KelRN215, BSN, RNQuote 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.
- 0Jan 20, '13 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)
- 0Jan 28, '13 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.