Table 5

Anticipated deliverables from the scoping review

Framework of potential impacts according to degree of visitor restrictions for hospital to consider prior to implementing restrictionsPatients, family members, healthcare providers, researchers and policy makersPublish in relevant journals; disseminate at relevant academic meetings; presentation at grand rounds
A bibliography of articles that describe how to conduct approaches to mitigate impactPatients, family members, healthcare providers, researchers, policy makers and fundersPrepare a summary report outlining possible approaches to mitigate potential impacts that will include the primary articles, to be made available as a PowerPoint slide deck; non-traditional strategies to disseminate our results (eg, social media, blogs)
An in-depth synthesis and comparison of results and insights on impacts, including categorisation of methods used to assess each impact, to reveal what research is available for each impactPatients, family members, healthcare providers, health services researchers, policy makersInform a national stakeholder meeting (Delphi Consensus process) that will generate national evidence-informed recommendations on restricted visitation policies informed by patient, family member and healthcare provider perspectives and experiences to be implemented by the Alberta Health Services Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network, the Canadian Critical Care Society, the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists, and the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses