A patient was in very critical, acute medical emergency situation, so the critical care team gathered in this patient's room to do their thing to try to help the patient. I'm in the area, not involved in the situation directly (but knowledgable enough about it to know that the team needs to be uninterruped) and I meet a visitor in the hallway, who wants to visit this patient. I tell the visitor (who didn't appear to be family), "hmm, they (implying staff) are working with him now, so if you could wait, and I'll tell a staffer you're here, and they can come and get you when you may go in." The visitor asked about the patient's condition, and I said, "I'm sorry, I'm unable to share that with you" (or words to that effect). Later, I thought, oh man, was the phrase, 'they are working with him' implying anything specific? Did I betray any confidentiality by saying that? Or could it be a general phrase?