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    Custer
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    Hello,

    I am thinking about trialing a patient belongings case made by Popich, Inc. Has anybody used this product and if so, what kind of results have you had?

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    #191201

    Carlson Bayless
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    I had a process where pts completed a sheet on admission where they could fill in the personal items they were keeping in their posession and signed that they understood they were responsible for replacement costs if lost during their stay. We had their nurse sign and date it also.

    This form went away with our electronic medical record and our lost item requests for the hospital to pay increased. I lost the battle of holding each nursing area responsible for accounting for personal items. We are seeing an increase in requests to be reimbursed.

    I had a loved one spend time at the Medical Center of the Rockies, not my hospital, in November. This hospital is owned by Poudre Valley, a Baldridge Winner.

    I noticed on discharge that the nurse went over the personal items the pt came in with on admission and had the pt sign the form agreeing that the patient had the items noted on the “paper” form in her posession. I was impressed that a Baldridge winning hospital was using a paper form to achieve excellence in this process. I asked for a copy of the form which the nurse gladly provided, the nurse explained to me that there is a place for multiple transfers within the hospital and on each transfer the nurse gets a signature from the pt that they have the personal items listed and the nurse signs it, both before transfer and on the new unit and then at dc.

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    #196199

    We tried the popish product and got rid of it almost immediately. Instead we found a much better product called the Teecup. It stores dentures, hearing aides and eyeglasses. My patients and families love them. And my staff is crazy about them. So easy. So simple. I only wish I thought of the idea first!
    Good luck!
    Tom

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    #196200

    Whhoops! Their website is http://www.AngelBirdHealthcareSolutions.com
    Good luck again!
    Tom

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