Open visitation policy - page 3

I am ADN/RN enrolled in the RN-to-BSN practicum at the University of South Alabama in Mobile Alabama. For my current assignment, I have been instructed to collaborate on-line with a nursing... Read More

  1. by   dorie43rn
    We are in our 4th month of our new open visiting. A team of nurses, clerks, and aides made the rules and the pamplet that we hand out to families. I have to say so far it is working. We have open visiting from 9am-1pm. We announce that visiting is now over and will begin again at 4pm-8pm. We announce that this time will be used for our patients "rest." We are pretty strict about this rest period. We turn down the lights, and limit activity on the unit. Of course there are exceptions, and people that don't want to listen, but in most part families are understanding. We use them to help with baths, and feeding. Families seem to be more understanding when you explain to them that we have longer hours for you to visit, but you have to obey our quiet time.