TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a CRRN, now a case management RN.
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Numerous hospitals across the US are eliminating visiting hours altogether, and instead, choosing to implement 24-hour open visitation policies. Nowhere in most healthcare settings has this trend been more acutely felt than the intensive care unit (ICU). Are 24-hour open visitation policies a bad idea? I think so.