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What are your policies regarding information given out at a baby's bedside and who is allowed to visit? We let parents and grandparents visit, but anyone else has to come with the mother. What do... Read More

  1. by   Mimi2RN
    We don't allow visitors during shift change, either. Also, if we have a critical situation, with or without a transport team, we have the option of closing the room, no visitors allowed.
  2. by   Mira
    parents can visit anytime except during rounds(might be called to ask questions and voice concerns about their baby,after their baby they are asked to leave the room) and reports.Relatives can`t visit without one of the parents.If possible only 2persons/cot due to infection control risk and the space which could mean poor room ventilation.We tell parents that we are not allowed to answer questions from relatives unless a written permission is provided(same with visiting)If they think there is a need to update their relatives we leave the talking to them.Relatives below 14y/o especially infants are not allowed,we explain to them that their young relatives are at risk of getting infection from an unknown source.Siblings are allowed to visit anytime with parents. I like the idea of not allowing visitors when a very critical situation happens unless it is their own child.One mother shared her experience when her baby was in ICU and there was a dying child,she said that the birth of a very prem infant is too much to take,hearing a baby dying next to her own was giving her horrible thoughts about what will happen to her own child(10years in the making,IVF) even during discharge time the parents are reluctant to leave the hospital because of the trauma she had during the critical days she stayed in the hospital.
  3. by   nurseiam
    Ours is pretty much the same except No visitors under 16 except sibilings. Hippa has really tightened things up! We don't enforce keeping the band on(have you ever scrubbed in one for ...... days. It must be a sight for infection). But they do get 2 cards with pass code.