visiting policy - page 2

Hi all, i was just wanting to see what everyone else's policy was, we are continually having a problem with this, I work in a pretty busy place, 300 deliveries a month, we have sepearte LDR's from... Read More

  1. by   OBNurseShelley
  2. by   kcrnsue
    We had a teenager deliver on our unit last week, and I think the whole high school showed up! To make things worse, the following day, the teenaged boyfriend refused to let the girl's father see the baby. It was a real mess.
  3. by   shay
    Locked unit. That's all I have to say. I am veeeeeeery happy with our visitation policy.
  4. by   RN always
    oh my, I'm glad I'm not a OB nurse. I work on the medical floor of a very busy hospital. We encourage our family members to stay the night in the patients room. Makes our job a little easier (as long as there is not a bunch of them).(and of course if they are not annoying!) If the patient is very sick it just gives us an extra set of eyes. Also it can be extra comforting for the patient. But then again, its a whole different environment than OB..........
  5. by   NurseyNursey
    We don't even have a visitor policy!
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I guess in OB the big issue is, a majority of the time, we are NOT dealing with SICK people at is essentially a healthy experience that is far too medicalized and it is natural for loved ones to wish to be involved in what is a joyful and exciting occasion. That is why visitors policies that apply in other areas of hospitals often hold NO water in OB. It *is* a different world!
  7. by   indynurse
    I went in to check on a laboring pt for one of the other nurses and I met my new "favorite" visitor. She was one of about a dozen people in the room. She was sitting next to the pt's bed and she was smoking a cigarette. Of course, the pt had oxygen on at the time. That visitor couldn't get far enough away from that bed and put that cigarette out quick enough for my liking. Of course we have so much emphasis on "client satisfaction" that I had to politely remind her that smoking is not allowed in the hospital and, oh, by the way, you could blow up the whole room. And even more amazing was the fact that not one other person in the room thought to tell her that burning cigarettes and pure oxygen is a very bad combo.
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    unbelievable...heinous.....thank Good ness dont' deal w/folks that obnoxious much where I work.