What are the "official" visiting hours on your unit? Are these hours enforced? If so, how? Do you limit the number of visitors a patient may have at one time? Children allowed? Even in a double room? Do visitors need a pass to come to your unit?
Sending good thoughts out to all of you. Sue
May 28, '02
Ours are much stricter than most of yours. In L&D it's 24 hours a day and in PP it's 24 hours a day for dads, but on med-surg it's 3:30-8:30 PM and strictly enforced. The only time we let people stay longer is if they are family and someone is dying or really needs family nearby for another reason (notice the word really!). Otherwise they get booted out. Patients have actually thanked me for kicking guests out because they needed to rest.
Last edit by fergus51 on May 28, '02