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How often can my family visit the ICU?

Deb Cordes
Deb Cordes on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
How often you can visit your family in the ICU will vary from hospital to hospital. Some hospitals have "open visitation" meaning that you can visit your family member at any time and there are no set visiting hours. Some hospitals may restrict visiting in the ICU to set hours, set amount of time and may also limit how many visitors may be in the room at the same time. It is always important to check with the ICU nurse so you can abide by the visitation rules.

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