Open Visiting Policy

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totally agree, workplace violence is scary and puts staff at risk of harm. Where I work, we recently went to an open visiting policy, which non of the nurses agree with, and we are the ones having to deal with visitors. This policy went into effect to please the visitors, but what about patient and staff safety. Having visiting hours 24-7, is just ridiculous, in my opinion. Patients are in the hospital because they are ill and need rest. And, why would someone want to come visit a patient at 3am?? I was always taught, you can do the same things before 12a and nothing good happens after 12a. I think having open visiting 24-7, is just asking for problems.

We do have computer based training for an active shooter, but I know if the situation
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