|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2638247||1563464||2016||5 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
• We did a literature search and benchmarking on sibling visits to hospital playrooms.
• We developed a screening form for sibling visitors to pediatric playrooms.
• A pilot project tracked the use of the forms for siblings and other visitors.
• Of siblings and visitors, 10% had signs of a potentially communicable illness.
• Screening forms may help reduce infection risk in pediatric playrooms.
BackgroundFamily-centered care requires that institutions develop strategies to allow sibling visitors to hospitalized children while reducing risks of infectious disease transmission. Most guidelines recommend that siblings not be permitted to visit playrooms. This approach was not seen as consistent with family-centered care in our setting; therefore, in a pilot project we developed an approach for screening siblings with cooperation of families, child life specialists, the care team, and the infection prevention and control service.MethodsA literature review using CINAHL and PubMed databases (Medical Subject Heading terms: visitors to patients, child, infection, nosocomial, and siblings) from 2004-2014 did not uncover formal established methods for reducing playroom infectious disease exposures. Benchmarking with other Canadian centers revealed a diversity of approaches. Child life, the ward staff, and infection prevention and control at this center collaborated to develop a sibling screening strategy.ResultsThe collaborative approach led to a process based on a screening form that is introduced to the family during admission. The process requires the cooperation of the admitting nurse, parents, and child life staff. In the first 2 years of the project, approximately 10% of screened siblings had a potentially communicable illness.ConclusionA collaborative multidisciplinary approach based on family center care principles led to a process whereby siblings of hospitalized children can be allowed to visit playrooms, while reducing risk of infectious disease transmission.
Journal: American Journal of Infection Control - Volume 44, Issue 1, 1 January 2016, Pages 61–65