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Ideas That Work: Where Are My Clothes?
A Simple Way to ID Patient Belongings
OSD Staff
Publish Date: February 4, 2015   |  Tags:   Ideas That Work
label patient clothing YOUR BELONGINGS Write the patient's name on the plastic bag and on a piece of tape you'll adhere to the locker.

Where Are My Clothes?
Simple Way to ID Patient Belongings

Here's an easy way to keep track of patients' belongings while they're in your facility. Before the patient arrives, write the patient's name on a plastic bag with a marker and on a piece of white tape; stick the tape on the bag. Once the patient changes into her gown, place her clothing and belongings in the plastic bag. Remove the tape from the bag and place it on the outside of a locker, and then place the bag in the locker. This way, the PACU nurse can easily locate the patient's belongings.

Pam Neiderer, RN, BSN, CNOR
Memorial Hospital
York, Pa.
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