Shift change and visitation in ICU/stepdown - page 4
by opossum 6,348 Views | 31 Comments
Hi everyone, I'm currently looking at various policies re: visitation in the ICU and it got me thinking about issues with shift change. At our 10-bed ICU/stepdown, we restrict visitors from 0700-0730 and 1900-1930; my... Read More
- 0May 19, '13 by galhoyaQuote from opossumI agree. Visitors are tough. Another nurse said the best patients are vented, sedated, and orphaned. Haha
That's true, there always will be "those" families that impede your workflow. Then again, I really would expect parents to hover around their children...it's the adult ICU patient's sister's boyfriend's cousin's dog's brother-in-law bombarding me with questions that really irks me and sets a bad tone for the shift.
I guess I just need to get out of this negative mindset I have about visitors in general.
And, of course, giving a thorough bedside report without violating HIPAA, etc.