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Ep034 Identify and Manage the Patients Valuables According to Facility Policy

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  • Most facilities have policies and procedures to properly secure valuables
  • Ideally, valuables are given to family/friends to be taken home and secured
  • If this is not possible, there should be a secured and locked location within the facility to keep valuables
  • Paperwork must be completed, appropriate documentation maintained
  • Patients may experience a sudden trauma (MVA) and not have family or friends at the bedside to take valuables home
  • Know who you should contact if you identify any items that compromise safety (for example, weapons)
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Date Published - Dec 21, 2016
Date Modified - Dec 15, 2016

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.