Published: Apr. 17, 2012
Updated: Apr. 17, 2012
In the course of the visit it may be clinically or otherwise reasonably necessary for patient care, safety, or well-being to impose restrictions on visitation.
The physician or care nurse will exercise their clinical judgment to determine when restrictions are necessary for these purposes. If visitation restrictions are implemented, the reason for restrictions will be shared with the patient or support person and documented in the patient’s medical record.
The following are intended as examples of valid reasons to limit visitation, if deemed necessary:
While recognizing that family and friends can play an important role in a patient’s recovery, the Hospital Infection Control Committee makes the following infection control recommendation for visitors.
a. Be able to properly wear the personal protective equipment required for the type of isolation indicated
b. The parent or guardian accepts responsibility to ensure the child can and does properly wear the personal protective equipment
c. The parent or guardian must remain with the child at all times during the visit
It is recommended to limit the number of people accompanying a patient to respect the privacy and health care needs of our patients.
In the event a visitor becomes uncooperative, disturbing, threatening, or presents a safety risk to patients, visitors, or staff; the visitor may be prohibited from the visit.