1. Does your PACU allow visitors?
[FONT="Arial Black"]At my old facility, it was 1 person at the bedside for 15 minutes unless it was a child(up to age 18) and then we allowed 1 parent at the bedside at a time. At the trauma center, they do not allow visitors in until the patient is fully awake and then it is 2 people for 5 minutes unless it is children or an older child that had been going through multiple surgeries, i.e. a young person with severe burns
2. If so, under what circumstances? i.e. peds cases only, special needs, ect.
[FONT="Arial Black"]See number one
3. Is the visit just for a quick minute or is it unlimited to stand in there and see everything?
[FONT="Arial Black"]Again, see number one LOL:chuckle
4. How many people can be in there per patient at a time?
[FONT="Arial Black"]Refer to number one
5. How do you handle privacy issues, giving report when a visitor is in the room, etc. or when patients go bad or code in front of visitors, etc.
[FONT="Arial Black"]I have had to chase family back to the bedside of their loved one and on rare ocassion, had to ask them to leave. If there is an emergency of some sort, while the nurse whom was responsible for the patient pulled the curtain, the charge nurse would shoo the rest of the visitors out, except in the case of a child. The, we pulled the curtain around the bed as an extra barrier. Report was limited to being given at the desk at my old facility, family having been sent to the floor that the patient was going to, armed with the room and bed number. At the trauma center, there are 2 phones in addition to the ones at the desk that they use. I do not like that set up because if you are stuck using one of the extra phones there is no measure of privacy in giving report. Sometimes you just have to improvise and be as cautious as possible, being mindful of HIPPA.
I hope that this is helpful information for you.