Quote from twright
I am looking for visitor policies or guidelines that are used in your emergency departments. We are currently being asked to relook at our visitation guidelines. Over the years we have gone trough many different phases from one only to open door. We want to do the best thing for the patients/families while keeping staff members safe. How are you all handling visitors for adults as well as for children?
I have to tell you the latest, you SN's get out of my way this week.
so Grandpa is brought to the ER from the nursing home,Terminal Ca
Sweetest little pawpaw, with the FAMILY FROM HELL and this little snit SN
who wanted to 'Run the show' She will be an administrator for sure.
6-12 guilt ridden family in the room at any time all with an opinion and all 'wanting to help' in the capacity of nursing. now, I can't be a policeman at a traffic accident can I?? Administration here has stadium seating and family know best mentality and are WOOSIES, not that we are in the SOUTH,the whole family moves in when some one goes to the hospital and they bring a covered dish and a cot. That is another story see Sweet Potato Queens Book of Love
Little know it all 1st semester SN decides to tell us we aren't under any circumstances going to move pawpaw to his admission bed because we "wouldnt do a smooth transition from the 'ER stretcher to the bed with only 3 people," SO WHAT HAPPENS?? all 8 family members rush the bed and pull him over on the bed ripping out His IV and foley. now the blame game starts, little SN wants administration right now, transfer paw paw to another hospital etc, I suggest she do hospice at her house since she gives excellent nursing care......
The pawpaw is the one who was let down here. Family should have been made to wait in the wait room till the move by us, but as you know we are damned if we do and damned if we don't.
OMG......... What a SMOOTH TRANSITION.... I can't wait to tell this story Monday morning... I am going to say, since your policy is to include the family in all aspects of patient care, deal with it. and don't play arm chair quarterback should have could have..... don't even go there.. DON't
GIVE ME A WRITTEN policy so I can get the visitors out of my way so I can do my job. GIVE ME SECURITY That will ENFORCE the rules.Administration is causing an unsafe environment and increased risk due to lack of crowd control.