Behavioral Health Environment of Care Manual

Behavioral Health Environment of Care Manual

2018 - Patient Elopement


Sample Content From 2018 - Patient Elopement

Snippets are randomly selected, unformatted passages from the Microsoft Word policy template.

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DEFINITION:
Patients who leave without informing a member of the healthcare staff are considered to have
eloped.
POLICY:

Second Snippet

When it is first noticed that a patient has left without notifying any healthcare staff, a search
of the patient care unit shall be immediately conducted by the nursing staff. The Charge
Nurse will notify Security.