Absolutely!!! I cannot BELIEVE that your facility allows visitors into the nursery without showing ID!!! I am truly shocked. We have a pre-printed card that has room for six people on it, the first automatically being mom, and the other five for visitors that she chooses. She has to fill it out upon the first visit to the nursery and CANNOT CHANGE IT no matter what. She can remove people, but absolutely cannot add anyone ever. She also gets passes to hand out to those visitors, and each one has to have a name on it and be signed by one of the staff to allow entry. When someone comes to the door, they show the pass and are checked with the original guest list for verification. If we are not familiar with that person (haven't met them before, first time visit, etc.) we ask for photo identification. We have signs posted inside and out and each mom is given a brochure outlining the visitor policy upon having her baby. No exceptions!! On the phone, callers must identify themselves and give a special code to receive info about the baby, and even then we are cautious and err on the side of judgement. Better to give too little than too much info. If, for instance, mom delivers and baby is rushed to NICU3, and say, mom is being sewn up and recovered, we might have "Dad" ringing the doorbell. We will not let him in until we can verify that he is the father, i.e., unless mom comes in or calls from her room, or unless he is escorted by L&D nursing staff, he 'aint getting in.
As far as the cards on each bed, ours are also a bit too revealing for my taste, but really all they include is the baby's name, id numbers (there are several), birth statistics, and slots for writing in when immunizations, PKU, BAER/ROP screens, etc. were done. I think it would be better if we had little cards that folded over, like a half-fold greeting card, where the top visible to everyone had only the baby's name, and the inside contained all of the rest of the information- that way to view it, you'd have to lift the card up, making it harder for other families to see it. Unfortunately, this idea was vetoed by administration for some unknown reason- probably cost. We have families all the time trying to wander around and compare babies, but we stop them immediately as soon as we are aware of it. If your facility does not have measures in place to protect these babies' privacy, you need to speak up. A baby is a patient too, and to think that babies being abducted won't happen in your facility is naive of the administration as well as irresponsible. :>)