This is CRAZY on so many levels!!
First of all the fact that you are not their babysitter!! Tell them teenagers are available for that job - NOT RN's!!
We don't allow children under 3 on my oncology unit. They don't get past the front desk, period. We have a special family room where patients who have young children can spend time with their children if they choose to take the risk. This room is before you actually enter the unit and is not on our airflow system. Under no circumstances are other immunocompromised patients put at risk without their knowledge. Our docs are pretty laid back but I can only imagine the h*ll raising that would have happened in our medical directors office.
And you mean to tell me the ambulance drivers didn't know their was a baby under there?!?!?! Geez, come on!!
Besides all that (which is plenty)... A community acquired pneumonia next door to a stem cell patient? Holy cow if I were that SCT patient
We also have to take "off service" patients at times. I know, I know, empty beds don't generate money. However we are able to limit the types of patients we get to minimize risk to our
thanks, I used to think my adminsitration just didn't get it when it came to oncology and stem cell patients. Boy, I have no problems compared to what you are dealing with. Your docs need to start squealing!!!