St. Jude Inpatient Visiting Guidelines

How do anti-vaccine folks get away with using St. Jude inpatient visiting guidelines to convince people that shedding from vaccines is a problem?

Outdated information anti-vaccine folks push as the latest St. Jude Inpatient Visiting Guidelines.
Outdated information anti-vaccine folks push as the latest St. Jude Inpatient Visiting Guidelines.

They keep sharing guidelines that are out-of-date.

St. Jude Inpatient Visiting Guidelines

What does St. Jude tell visitors these days?

The latest Patient Visitor Guidelines from St Jude
The latest Patient Visitor Guidelines from St. Jude.

They mostly emphasize that folks should get vaccinated and protected so that they don’t get a vaccine-preventable disease, which would increase the chances that others could get sick too.

What about shedding?

It is rarely a problem.

“…the increased risk of disease in the pediatric population, in part because of increasing rates of vaccine refusal and in some circumstances more rapid loss of immunity, increases potential exposure of immunodeficient children.”

Medical Advisory Committee of the Immune Deficiency Foundation

More folks not getting vaccinated? That is a problem

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    1. The change has been recent to fall in goose step with the radical agenda of pharma. The first one posted had been online for years before the medical/pharma cartel agenda went into full blown propaganda mode a coupe of years ago. The next incarnation is the one I pulled offline-today. The current one is for all hospital to goosestep with the WHO’s deceleration earlier this year. All three incarnations are preserve on the Wayback engine and on hundreds of websites. The interesting thing about this new one is there is no change or revised date as if to give the impression that theses visitors guideline have always been their policy. Another deception perpetuated by the medical/pharma cartel.

      Here is what I pulled up today:

      -St. Jude staff members know that love and support from family and friends help your child adjust to being in the hospital. To protect the health and safety of your child and all St. Jude patients, please follow the hospital’s visiting guidelines. As you know, your child must be protected from germs that may cause infection. The visiting guidelines support the hospital’s infection control policies. If you have questions about one of these rules, please ask your child’s doctor or nurse.

      Parents or primary caregivers may stay with their children 24 hours a day, because they are not considered visitors.

      Patients and their parents or legal guardians may decide who visits the patient, and they have the right to turn away visitors as long as this action does not violate any laws (such as custody laws).

      St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does not restrict, limit, or otherwise deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.

      Many St. Jude patients have weak immune systems. Visitors should not enter the hospital if they are sick or have been exposed to illnesses that are easy to spread (contagious).

      Some vaccines are made from live viruses, which can pose a threat to the health of St. Jude patients. Visitors should not enter the hospital:
      If they have received the oral polio or smallpox vaccine within 4 weeks; or
      If they have rashes after receiving the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine.
      Please follow all posted guidelines for using masks, gowns, and gloves.
      You will be taught how to help control infections, including the best way to clean your hands. Ask your nurse if you want to learn more about controlling infection. (Also, see “Do you know… How to prevent infection” and “Do you know… Clean hands.”)

      Wash your hands or use alcohol gel each time you enter and leave a patient’s room. Everyone should disinfect or clean their hands before entering and after leaving your child’s room. This includes when you move from the parent room to your child’s room.

      For your child’s safety and your comfort please do not sleep on the floor of the hospital room. Staff members need to be able to reach your child quickly and easily to provide care.

      Parents and visitors should not sit or sleep on the patient’s bed. It is important to keep the number of germs low in the area where your child sleeps, especially around his face.

      The number of parents and other visitors must be limited to 3 for the Hematology-Oncology Inpatient Unit and 2 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the Transplant Unit, and the Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU). One way St. Jude protects your child is with the system that circulates the air out of the room and replaces it with highly filtered, clean air. The system cannot work well if too many people are in the room. Ask your nurse if you want help explaining this to family and friends. You should find that everyone is willing to take turns visiting when they know the risk to your child of having too many people in the room.

      Visiting guidelines for the Transplant Unit are different than other areas of the hospital. The following guidelines are not as strict as those on the Transplant Unit. To learn more, see “Do You Know… Admission Screening for the Transplant Unit.”

      Friends and family members 7 years old or older may visit your child without restrictions. Please talk to your doctor or nurse if you think it is important for someone younger than 7 to be with your child.

      Many patients make friends at St. Jude; however, for the health of each child it is important that patients not visit other inpatient rooms. Also, outpatients should not visit the inpatient units.
      Before they are allowed to visit your child, all children younger than 7 must be screened daily. The staff needs to be sure that these kids do not have illnesses that are easy to spread to your child or other patients.
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      For everyone’s safety, parents must supervise their children at all times. Children may not wander freely in the Patient Care Center, the Chili’s Care Center, the Kay Research and Care Center or on the hospital grounds. Staff members must spend their time taking care of patients. They will not be able to oversee the care of siblings and other child visitors.

      Only one (1) caregiver at a time may stay overnight in your child’s hospital room. This one person can be a sibling age 15 or older. Siblings younger than 15 may stay overnight in the parent room if the parent is present.

      Talk to your child’s doctor or nurse before bringing a child who is one (1) year old or younger to the hospital. We want to protect that baby and your child from illness.

  1. “The change has been recent to fall in goose step with the radical agenda of pharma. The first one posted had been online for years before the medical/pharma cartel agenda went into full blown propaganda mode a coupe of years ago. The next incarnation is the one I pulled offline-today. The current one is for all hospital to goosestep with the WHO’s deceleration earlier this year. All three incarnations are preserve on the Wayback engine and on hundreds of websites. The interesting thing about this new one is there is no change or revised date as if to give the impression that theses visitors guideline have always been their policy. Another deception perpetuated by the medical/pharma cartel.” Oh, shove it up your fundament. If you can’t answer with the date, then your bloviating is nothing but more methane polluting the air. There isn’t any “cartel.” There’s nothing draconian about the current guidelines. Your agenda is on full display here and it’s not a good look for you. There isn’t any “deception” except on the part of antivaxine kooks. Knock it off.

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