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  • 19 Dec 2018 8:55 AM
    Message # 6966151

    Where do the pet trainers get the list of patients to visit?  Previously our nurses asked patients, then I heard it is no longer required-  

  • 19 Dec 2018 10:28 AM
    Reply # 6966269 on 6966151

    Infection control limited some areas, so check with them. But on the in-patient units, the pet therapy volunteers and pets just knock on the door and ask if they want a visit. It there is a STOP sign on the door they, of course, would not enter. They also check with the nursing coordinators and charge nurse. We're a small hospital too, 48 beds. 

  • 19 Dec 2018 3:55 PM
    Reply # 6966828 on 6966151

    Certainly infection control determines what areas can be visited, but we have a pet visitation form on the website that can be completed as well as a number to call on the in-house television station.  Same goes for clown visits.

    When the teams go up, they confirm with the unit clerk or nurse that a visit is appropriate.




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