I am reposting this mostly for those visiting my friends who had their transplants recently.
I think all my visitors know these rules because everyone has seemed to follow them. Roommates visitors, however, show me we all still have stuff to learn so I’m posting the following which is mostly from this site with a few addendum on my part.
Here are some “do’s” for hospital visitors:
Do ask your patient’s permission to visit before you arrive. Ask her to be candid with you, and if she prefers you not visit, ask her if another day would be better, or if she would prefer you visit once she gets home. Many patients love visitors, but some just don’t feel up to it. Do your patient the courtesy of asking permission.
Do wash your hands and sanitize them before you touch the patient or hand the patient something you’ve been touching. If you wash your hands, then touch something else, like a telephone or…
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