Hi All -
I work in a pediatric hospital so I'm mostly interested in other peds nurses answers but willing to hear from anyone! In my facility we allow two visitors (usually mom and dad) to be with their child in the recovery room once the patient is starting to wake up and is doing ok. Up until recently we would allow siblings back to see the patient as well. We now are enforcing a policy where children under the age of 16 are not allowed into the PACU period.
I'm curious what the visitation policy at your PACU is, how you handle siblings and what do you do when a single parents brings along a small child when they're unable to find a sitter?