The Pediatric BMT Inpatient Unit is a 16-bed state-of-the-art
protective isolation/pediatric intensive care unit in Duke Hospital.
The unit features a rigorous system of infection control procedures for
All entryways to the unit have air locks to ensure protective isolation.
Hand-washing prior to entering the bone marrow unit is a must in
The Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) is responsible for secretarial duties on
the unit. They are available to answer your questions regarding the
operations of our unit and the hospital.
There are 8 beds in each hallway and there are two hallways.
Every room has a positive-pressure air system with high efficiency
particulate air (HEPA) filtration to provide an isolation environment.
The rooms accommodate both the pediatric patient and her/his parents or
Each patient room has a pull-down bed
so one parent/caregiver can room with her/his child.
Rooms are designed to provide protective isolation and to deliver
intensive care support, if necessary.
Each room has a regular hospital bed or a crib, depending on the needs of
Each room is also equipped with a refrigerator, TV, VCR and computerized
Each room also has a full bath and shower used solely for the patient. The
parent/caregiver is required to use the designated bathroom/shower area in
the family lounge.
The family lounge is a multi-purpose area which allows parent/caregiver to
have meals and to attend parent support group meetings. It also serves as
the home base for the CellMates Support Group.
The family lounge is stocked with toys, games, riding toys, a stationary
bicycle, craft supplies, videos, books and Genesis games.
It is also equipped with a computer, parent lockers, a refrigerator,
microwave, stove, sink, TV, VCR, washer, dryer, bathroom and parental
Nurses retrieve patient's medicine from the state of the art Pyxis
computerized medication storage unit.
Located on the unit is the Bone Marrow Outpatient Procedure (BOPP) room.
The BOPP room serves as an after hours clinic for patients during both pre
A call room provides sleeping facilities for physicians staying over
To provide patient confidentiality, there is a work room where the PBMT
team meets for patient rounds.