question #1: are grandparents and/or siblings limited to certain hours for visitation? (i.e. 0900-2100).grandparents can visit from 11am to 10pm with the parents, same for sibs over the age of 4, sibs are limited to 1/2 hour unless they are older like 10 and can sit for long periods of time. grandparents can only come with parents.
question #2: do you limit the amount of time of these visits?see above
question #3: do you allow grandparents to remain at the bedside during physician rounds?no, unless they are the parent of an under 18 nonemancipated minor
question #4: does your unit have individual rooms or an open concept (multiple bed spaces within an area)?we have 9 pods that have 6 beds each, each pod is like a room with open windows to the other pods
we don't take calls from anyone but parents and no info is given to anyone without the parents present. parents must have their band on, if the band is cut off they have to have a photo id, even if we know them, they are required to have it or they are not permitted into the unit (with 100 of us, we can't know everyone!) they can have unlimited visitors between 11am and 10pm, but only 3 people at a bedside at one time, one having to be a parent. we found that if we tried to limit it to only 2 per day, there were more hassles...most people bring in a gaggle for the first few days and then die down. if it does get to be a constant parade, we talk to them and then place limits. no one is allowed in the pods for rounds or report, parents can stay for rounds on their baby if they really want to, but then they have to leave until they are done with the whole room. we clear the unit for report for half an hour, no phone calls either.