Rooming in policy

  1. What is the rooming in policy at your hospital in pediatrics? In writing, we have a policy that states a parent may room in. Often we find that the nurse the night before let both parents stay and now it is an issure if we want to enforce the rules. At times, we find that the 3 to 11 nurse has said that a sibling may also room in. I don't want that responsiblity under any circumstance. Any feed back out there?
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  3. by   purplemania
    we request that one parent remain in the room with the child. Depending on the child's age, we may request same sex parent, but not always. There is no room for both and fire requlations prohibit more than 2 to a room. I have had people sleep on the floor, tripping the nurses. We get security to boot them out. Actually, our bigger problem is not parents staying in, it is parents who WILL NOT stay. Even when the patient is an infant. Makes me SO mad. The kid is scared to death but parents need "time alone". We also have policy that whoever stays must be a family member (no boyfriend business). I generally approach the policies as rules to benefit the child.