All our ICU's have 24 hour visitation, BUT that is for immediate family only. We only let 3 people in after regular visiting hours. If the visitors are being out of control, we warn them and then they get the boot. We tell them cell phone
are to be off or on vibrate and if they need to speak on them, they have to leave the unit. We deal with parents wanting to touch, etc the babies all the time and you do have to be an advocate on their part. Like we tell some of them...how would you like it if you were sick and someone kept bugging you...bet you'd be mad!
We have a visitation policy that we give to the main visitors (ie spouses, mothers, fathers, etc) they have to read it and then sign it. If they don't abide by it, their visitation is cut off.