Our visitors have always done a 3 minute scrub when they come in to visit their baby. They also had to wear a covergown. Now we have been told that they don't need covergowns, and scrubbing isn't important either. A quick handwash will do.
What happens in other NICU's? We don't keep babies less than 26/27 weeks, but we do have some very fragile ones on vents. Our acuity level has been going up, and also our numbers are increasing.