Quote from opossum
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.
I agree. Visitors are tough. Another nurse said the best patients are vented, sedated, and orphaned. Haha