How do you define the term safety check?

  1. Rounding on individuals
  2. Direct visual contact with patient at designated frequencies
  3. Taking note of a person, situation, environment or condition at regular intervals determined by risk level to insure the safety of said person, situation, environment or condition.
  4. Make rounds and check on each patient every 30 minutes or as defined by the institution.
  5. The nursing staff does “Behavioral Safety Checks which are eyes on, check breathing, note behavior on every patient at a frequency determined by the plan of care. The nursing units also usually do "environmental safety checks" in the rooms and hallways etc. each shift.
  6. Checking on the patient to make sure he is not exhibiting behaviors that would make him a danger to self or others.
  7. The nursing staff does “Behavioral Safety Checks which are eyes on, check breathing, note behavior on every patient at a frequency determined by the plan of care. The nursing units also usually do "environmental safety checks" in the rooms and hallways etc. each shift.
  8. Monitoring the physical location of a patient to insure their personal safety/safety of others
  9. Checking on the patients frequently, looking at their location, their condition, and if they have any suspicious equipment, i.e. extra sheets, etc.
  10. Close observations = visually checking patient; safety check = scanning unit and patient rooms for unsafe items
  11. Face to face visual verification of a patient's whereabouts which is documented.
  12. Eye contact, if the person is awake. If asleep watching 3 breaths.
  13. Rounding the unit to ensure safe conditions and or one to one safety checks for complaints of suicidal or homicidal ideation or self harm or dangerous to others.
  14. There are 2 ways: rounding on the patient & environmental rounds (done every shift)
  15. Eyeball observation of patient.
  16. Staff must physically SEE the patient. Document time, location of patient and what activity patient is doing.
  17. Patients and their immediate environment are observed to be free of any potential harm or danger
  18. Visualization of the client, and the environment, to assess that the client is safe and that the environment is safe for the individual client
  19. Frequent defined monitoring for specific concerns related to safety of a patient or environment
  20. Can mean check of rooms or whereabouts of patients
  21. Protocol established to ensure that physical and psychological needs of the patient are met, also to ensure the patient’s environment is free from exposure to risk.
  22. Visualization of each patient / milieu visualization and depending on assessment of patient it may mean a brief verbal exchange. Check unit for safety hazards contraband
  23. Seeing the patient via camera or by laying eyes on them
  24. Physically looking at each patient whereabouts
  25. Required visual assessment of the patient's physical location and well being.
  26. Safety check is defined as rounding to make sure that the patients and the milieu (patients living quarters) is secured and free of harmful items that can be used to hurt someone.
  27. Is the person breathing?
  28. Monitor patient closely by various means
  29. Visual observation of the patient by individual staff in person, not via a video link.
  30. Ensure that the patient is safe in the current environment of care
  31. Observation of each patient related to location and behavior
  32. We do not use this term. We use "Observation" to visually confirm patient’s presence, and we have various levels of searches to address safety.
  33. Checking on every patients whereabouts and general safety--no physical harm, and whereabouts
  34. Face to face
  35. Rounds are done with a visual on the patient.
  36. Checking patients frequently enough to be assured that they and others around them are safe
  37. Being able to see the patient and make eye contact.
  38. We have several types - one type is to account for every patient. We also do focused environmental rounds on each unit, and monthly a team "rounds" throughout the facility - members rotate to ensure fresh perspectives. I will assume for the questions below, you are talking about the patients.
  39. It is a behavioral check which includes location and behavior, special emphasis on safety
  40. You should be "checking" on the "safety" of all patients
  41. Assuring that the hallways and lobby are free from intimidating client behaviors, or outright conflicts.
  42. Checking welfare of pts; physical search of environment
  43. Ensure that there is no physical threat imminent
  44. Check patient room and area for contraband
  45. Interacting and touching base with patient to get general idea of where they are at
  46. Staff checks in with patients, visualizing them, and verbally attempting to engage them to see how they are doing and assist them as needed.
  47. Q 15 min rounds; initial assessment for potential problem items; daily or every other day room checks for safety violations
  48. Checking to see that the patient is present & not in acute distress and that the surrounding environment is intact and safe.
  49. Frequent observation
  50. Observation that pt is accounted for and that pt is breathing with no evidence of distress
  51. Observational check is in person viewing of the patient at designated times.
  52. Visibly viewing and knowing patients whereabouts and mood.
  53. Safety checks are patient rounds.
  54. Assessment of basic location of patient and screening for basic changes in condition
  55. Making rounds on the unit, visualizing each patient and the environment
  56. This is the body check that is done when patients are admitted and involves a head to toe review and a clothing search. We also do room checks which are done once per shift and involve a complete search of the rooms for contraband.
  57. An observation on an individual to maintain their safety as well as the milieu safety.
  58. Rounding on patients at regular intervals to assure that they are not in any type of danger.
  59. Depends on the patient and unit. We look at the environment and put anything away, or throw it away (pop cans etc.) That is contraband. We may have to do a contraband check of a patient i.e. search or search their room if warranted.
  60. When psychiatric nursing staff visually confirms and document the safety of psychiatric patients. Included in this process is a visual inspection of environmental safety in patient care areas while locating the patients.
  61. Our organization calls it patient observation, but is basically the same thing--defined as provision of patient safety through staff watchfulness by assessment of patients' words and actions that indicate that patient may be suicidal, potentially dangerous to others, and/or confused or disoriented.
  62. Comfort rounds and safety checks every 15 minutes
  63. Looking for contraband and a visual check of the patient to verify breathing and that they are present on the unit
  64. We refer to "safety observation." These are ordered by a physician and renewed every 24 hours. On our intensive unit they are every 15 minutes. On our intermediate care unit they are every 30 minutes. We note patient location, activity and condition. This is recorded. Patients who are not on observation precautions are rounded on ever hour by a nurse on each unit.
  65. Patient monitoring/observation is checking that a patient is alive and breathing basically. Secondly providing increase safety monitoring for patients designated at increased risk for injury to self or others. This level is ordered by the MD. "Safety checks" are unit /environment checks that are done in a cursory manner hourly and more completely once a day.
  66. To assure the patient is not in physical, emotional, or mental distress.
  67. Conducting an in person visual observation on a patient at set intervals of time.
  68. Visual conformation and recording pt is on the unit
  69. A physical in-sight viewing of an individual to observe them with regard to their individual safety and/or the safety of others.
  70. Routine rounds performed on an inpatient psychiatric unit to ensure all patients are safe, and to observe for hazards in the environment. Such rounds may be the unit standard/routine rounding, or may be more frequent for patients who are suicidal, elopement risk, violence risk, intrusive, psychotic, etc.
  71. Eyes on the patient to assure physical and psychological well being.
  72. Expected Outcomes:  1.Each patient will be observed at a frequency appropriate to age, acuity, safety risk & disability. / 2. The unit environment will be monitored closely and consistently so that suitable interventions may be instituted when changes in the level of stimulation, group behavior or environmental hazards are noted. / 3. Incidences of patient/visitor and employee harm will be minimized.
  73. Monitoring the safety and well-being of all clients on the unit. We also track whether the individual is awake or asleep on each check.
  74. Each patient is visualized and if appears to be sleeping, checked for respirations.
  75. This is a very broad term, but I would say a safety check is doing rounds to check on safety of patient
  76. Eyes on the patient.
  77. Observation of patient whereabouts and visual inspection of patient environment for unsafe items and situations.
  78. Making sure residents are accounted for, making sure facility doors & windows are locked, and monitoring clients for any unsafe practices.
  79. Safety Checks are ongoing subjective and periodic objective reviews of the (patient care) environment in terms of practice, procedures, and equipment, to assure safe and effective practice, and/or working conditions.
  80. Environmental check list and patient location
  81. A face to face observation of patient ensuring that patient is alive and well and in no acute distress.
  82. Walking around the unit and visually checking the patient (not on camera).
  83. I think there are 2 types of checks. One where the patient and the environment are checked for potentially self/other harming items and intents. The other type of safety check is really more of a rounds where you see that the patient is present and not engaged in potentially harmful behaviors - I believe recently this is the type of check folks have been discussing.
  84. It is both safety/security (present/accounted for and free from hazards-not on the floor or injuring self) and wellness (alive/no evidence of physical/medical distress).
  85. A person who requires extra observation without being a 1:1
  86. Checking on a patient re: a specific concern which is in addition to routine rounds
  87. Routine observational checks rounding to ensure the safety/whereabouts of each patient
  88. Includes where the pt is, checking pt room for potential harmful objs...cigarettes....
  89. Visualizing each patient on the unit
  90. Within arm’s length of the patient
  91. One define could be checking on each patient's physical location and emotional state every 15 minutes (or more often). Another definition is Environmental Safety checks which is checking the entire inpatient unit every shift for unsafe items or unsafe physical environment and checking doors that should be locked, etc.
  92. To make sure all pts are safe
  93. Periodic eyewitness accounts of patients, the frequency of which is determined by the patient's level of perceived safety on the unit, as well as the treatment team's assessment of the patient’s level of suicidality or potential to cause self-harm.
  94. Actually eyeballing the patient that the patient is not in resp. distress. There is nothing that is harmful in the environment. No water or clutter on the floor. That lights are operational and in use. Patient is comfortable-not in pain. Bathroom needs are met. Bedside table, call bell, and etc. is in reach.
  95. Patient is observed directly by staff, by physically going to their rooms.
  96. Monitor patient for location and activity
  97. Staff accounts for every patient's whereabouts and ascertain that patients are safe. There includes a visible inspection of each patient's surroundings including rooms.
  98. Safety checks are the regularly scheduled monitoring and assessment of patients and the patient environment to maintain patient safety and a safe environment of care.
  99. Eyes on patient making note of where they are and what they are doing.
  100. Periodic visualizations of each patient to assure their safety
  101. Search the patient for any dangerous instruments which can be used to hurt her/himself
  102. Direct face-to-face observation of patient
  103. Having an awareness of patient whereabouts. Checking to be sure all are accounted for and doing well.
  104. Rounding for a minimum of visual check on each patient
  105. Not specifically defined at the facility where I work. Dependent on the risk (for aggression toward others, suicide, falls, or vulnerability) the check would involve searching & removing dangerous objects from the environment, wiping up spills, moving objects out of the walkways, etc.
  106. Safety checks are defined as staff checking on patients. This includes patient trying to harm self or harm others. In addition, identifies location of patient on the unit.
  107. Visualizing each patient to ensure that they are physically and emotionally safe; using judgment to pick up on cues of impending physical or emotional acting out.
  108. A policy on an inpatient unit designed to maintain safety of patients at a set interval of time.
  109. Nursing staff observe patients and assess the unit environment at specific times
  110. Not specifically defined at the facility where I work. Dependent on the risk (for aggression toward others, suicide, falls, or vulnerability) the check would involve searching & removing dangerous objects from the environment, wiping up spills, moving objects out of the walkways, etc.
  111. Being aware at all times of where my patients are and what they are doing
  112. Visual observation of the patient, where they are and what they are doing. Our facility does hourly rounding and every 30 minute checks on all patients, high risk patients also get every 15 minute checks
  113. Knowing where & what each patient is doing on the inpatient unit
  114. All patients are visualized at 15 minute intervals. If a patient has specific "close observation" orders, then these checks are documented on a flow sheet that becomes a permanent part of the chart. For those not on this level of precaution, information is kept on a standardized log form that is generic to the unit.
  115. Checking the room, bathroom and the patient as to location and activity
  116. Usually a "round" that includes seeing where the patient is and what he is doing.
  117. All procedures that involve checking on patients and their environment to make sure that they are safe.
  118. Patient check for: face check, respirations, well being, safety
  119. Environmental check for safety and security
  120. Patient Rounds / Observation
  121. Tough one because we do three different types: patient observation (q15), contraband checks (twice per shift) and environmental safety (q shift). For the purposes of this survey, it appears you are looking at patient observation rounds and my answers will relate to that.
  122. "Safety checks are done every 8 hours and are looking through the unit and patient rooms for contraband.”Flows or rounds" are done every 15min to know where every patient is at all times and that they are safe.
  123. Eye to eye contact with the patient.
  124. Staff present on the ward away from the nursing station, out with the patients. Always observant of any potential danger.
  125. Safety checks are when you document where the pt is at a particular time.
  126. Verbal exchange and checking on patient status
  127. We do a "visual" check on every patient every 15 minutes and document them electronically. We note location, eyes closed or eyes open for sleep times only; occasionally other things are noted (if pacing, escalating, etc.)
  128. Checking in with pts regarding their mental status and any risks for harm to self or others
  129. We do three different checks.1. Patient Observation Rounds: finding and noting the location of every patient every 15 minutes 2. Contraband checks: rounds made twice per shift (approx. q4h) through all patient rooms and patient accessible areas to assess for presence of contraband; 3. Environmental Safety Rounds: q shift rounds to look for (and if found report) environmental hazards such as malfunctioning or missing hardware, broken tiles, etc. I am not sure which of these you are asking about but based on the time frames it looks like #1 and then you ask if we do a more intensive check it sounds like #2 that could lead to a room search (if contraband is found or indicated). My facility is not all psych, so answers to questions re: my "facility" is confusing as well. I will answer those as if the question is about my department, rather than facility.
  130. Observational checks of patients and environment for personal safety.
  131. Visual observation of the patient and their environment
  132. We don't use that terminology. We call them q 15 minute observation and we visually locate each patient on an every 15 minute round and check off their whereabouts and activity at that point in time. We also make environmental rounds q shift which is more about checking the physical environment.
  133. Accounting for each patient's whereabouts, and observing those with risky behaviors, activity. Intervening and alerting other staff member on any safety risk observed during checks
  134. Periodic checks on every pt to make sure they are present are not in any sort of harmful situation and are breathing
  135. Eyes of staff directly on patient and patient's immediate environment. In addition there is a unit component regarding doors, drawers, equipment, and anything that might have been carried in.
  136. Suicide watch- 15 minutes; observation status- 30 minutes; regular rounds- 60 minutes; Safety and security of each individual
  137. Physically viewing the patients and their environment
  138. The term safety check only applies to the physical environment of the unit. (Doors, stairwells, rooms etc.)
  139. Face to face assessment of patient's safety status
  140. Patient safety checks that identify risk potential
  141. Assuring patients are free from harm; environment does pose a risk for harm.
  142. Visualizing them to determine if they are breathing as well as determining their location.
  143. To make sure that the environment and the unit do not contain anything that could be used as a weapon or that the patients could use to harm themselves. To make sure that the patient's are safe physically, emotionally and that they are getting the support from staff that is needed.
  144. Safety Rounds are done every 60 minutes during the day and evening shift and every 30 minutes at night. It is "rounding with a purpose". Patients are asked if they have any needs, informed the staff member is available and will return soon. It is much more than "just a head count"
  145. A nurse or mental health technician round with a clip board every 15 minutes.
  146. Staff account for all patients to make sure that they are all safe. It is also to make sure that doors are locked, the unit is safe and no patients are having sex.
  147. Observing the patient to be safe
  148. Ascertaining that the immediate environment ensures safety for the patient
  149. Visual check for breathing and safety
  150. A safety check is a head to toe assessment of the patient, environment and potential for unsafe behaviors or situations as well as identifying unmet needs of the patient.
  151. Checking the whereabouts and activity of a patient (Includes breathing if they appear to be sleeping)
  152. "Eyeball" the patient
  153. Making the rounds of the unit to ensure that all patients are present and accounted for, are not in distress and are not engaging in potentially harmful behavior.
  154. Monitoring patients for safety-are they safe on the unit, breathing, calm (not escalating/agitated), engaged in inappropriate activity (self mutilation, drugs, sex w/ peer, attempted suicide, aggression toward peer/staff, etc), is there contraband in the patients room (brought in by visitors), etc.
  155. Basically checking the environment and patients for safety
  156. Check location and behavior of each patient and check each room, including the bathroom, to be sure there is no self harm or sexual contact between patients; also monitor for any contraband
  157. Monitoring whether a person is breathing on night shift and whether they are harming themselves
  158. Suicide, elopement, assault or self harm checks
  159. Safety Check normally means the "skin and safety" check done on admission, where a patient's entire body is scanned for injury and/or contraband.
  160. Safety check term we use “Hall check"
  161. Active sight of pt checking for safety, location, and activity.
  162. It is a protocol that is aimed to intermittently check patient's whereabouts/ activities
  163. Q15 minute check, Q30 minute check
  164. An assessment of the location, environment, and general mental status of a psychiatric patient.
  165. Visually ascertaining the patient's whereabouts and whether there is any behavior that needs further assessment.
  166. Milieu and pt check for risks and assessments
  167. Visualizing the patient and observing for potential harm to self or others.
  168. Looking at a patient’s current behavior and at any possible environmental hazards.
  169. Looking at the patient, determining respiratory status (i.e. when sleeping-taking time to make sure active breathing); determining if all is well with the person by visual assessment-- safety checks of pts room occur once a shift- and are inspection of surroundings/pts room and belongings to ensure no contraband is hidden or overlooked. Includes physically moving pt items- and focused attention to safety.
  170. Monitoring patient safety - personal and environmental checks
  171. At the start of every shift, the unit is inspected for any unsafe items or situations, notation is made of medical equipment; also, every 30' rounds, noting where each pt is located, and assessing for safety of pts and milieu.
  172. Physically seeing the patient
  173. Staff sees patient for safety.
  174. Visually check each patient
  175. Frequency of rounds on the inpatient unit. Includes noting location of pt and checking the environment for contraband/safety hazards
  176. A face to face check on the client to determine where the client is, what the client is doing, and the mood of the client.
  177. Pt well being and environmental safety
  178. Face-to-face contact within arm's length
  179. A staff member seeing the patient is safe by visually looking at the patient.
  180. Checking breathing, visual check, and if covered all over check under the sheet/blanket
  181. Verbal and/or visual contact with each patient, visual scanning for safety concerns (ex. - patient has plastic bag or necklace or sting or etc); smell of smoke; other patient or environmental concerns that would affect safety for the unit.
  182. Making face to face contact with the patient to ensure they and the environment is safe
  183. Laying eyes on each person and documenting their whereabouts.
  184. Knowing where the patient is, what they are doing and how they are doing.
  185. Staff seeing that the patient is safe.
  186. Laying eyes on the each patient making sure they are safe.
  187. Direct observation of an inpatient to assess whether they are asleep or awake, location, mental status
  188. Safety checks are an in person viewing of the patient and surrounding milieu/environment to screen for behaviors, interactions with surroundings and safety of surroundings for individual patients, the milieu and the staff.
  189. Ward check, going around the ward, checking staff doors to make sure they are locked, checking pt bathrooms, etc., and always looking for safety hazards.
  190. Safety checks begin with a thorough screen of the environment, meaning each room and common area at beginning of each shift, and spot checks. Also, includes safety searches of clients and their property upon admission. Safety checks continue as q minute observation throughout day, or one-on-one observation (line of sight and arm's length).
  191. See the patient and what doing. If asleep, see is breathing
  192. Making sure the patient or equipment is safe
  193. Safety check is a verbal and visual quick assessment/monitoring of the pt location and the environment for possible unsafe conditions
  194. Laying eyes on each patient to determine he/she is not in danger of harming self or others.
  195. Face to face checks every 15 minutes.
  196. Visualize patient is safe and document this.
  197. Making sure at admission that the person has nothing concealed in clothing or on body that could pose a threat and then rounding on patient as well as regular room checks
  198. "Rounds" q15 or q60 minutes: 1. ensure patient is safe, breathing, not agitated, properly medicated, etc 2. 1:1: for pts on fall/safety precautions 3. Line of sight: for 1:1 pts who are particularly agitated or who do not need 1:1 but are not reliable enough for hourly checks 4. Thorough room check for pts on high suicide risk
  199. Monitoring each patient's location and activity within a certain time frame based on the patient's acuity, to maintain safety.
  200. Observation, room checks
  201. Making sure at admission that the person has nothing concealed in clothing or on body that could pose a threat and then rounding on patient as well as regular room checks
  202. Environment check (within plain vision) patient check (breathing, sleeping, self harm check)
  203. Physical observation of the patient in their surroundings to insure their wellbeing and that of others on the unit.
  204. Rounds that help us to identify any behavior that put the patient in risk for self and others.
  205. Staff visually find and check on patients every 15 minutes to ensure they are safe plus it reduces any falls related to pts getting up to go to the bathroom.
  206. Visual check of patient and their immediate environment for any safety risks
  207. Constant quality improvement performances to meet or exceed standards of safety
  208. Checking to make sure patients are safe emotionally and physically
  209. Observing the whereabouts of each inpatient on a regular basis
  210. Process in which the physical plant that is designated as patient care areas is evaluated for risk and potential hazards towards patients.
  211. View the patient in person
  212. Monitoring at risk, behavior or locations, for harm to self/others, and locations where those might occur
  213. Observe for any safety issues. As I work in a psychiatric ER, safety checks monitor for possible danger-to-self and danger-to-others, as well as for environmental hazards
  214. Seeing each patient that is not at an appointment or off of the unit for a test.
  215. Proper locations of pt, contraband/room checks, and changes in pt presentation, pt care needs, milieu assessment, and doors secure
  216. Identifying each patient and assessing that they are in safe and good medical condition
  217. Checks done by staff to pts to assess pt's safety physically, mentally, and emotionally, as well as assessing environment to maintain pt. and staff safety.
  218. Observation level of every 15 minutes for all inpatients
  219. Eyes on the person look for location, what they are doing. If sleeping look for respirations and movement.
  220. Q15 min checks on location and activity of a patient
  221. I work in an office as a Utilization Management Specialist. These questions do not apply to me.
  222. Visual observation of all patients on unit. Check if awake or asleep (helps us calculate amount of time patients are asleep: we report day, evening & night shift sleep totals). Check if safe (i.e. breathing, no self harm/harm to others etc) Scan environment for safety hazards (We also complete more in-depth environmental checks on days & nights)
  223. Patient check for stability and room check for contraband
  224. Eyes on patient with life-signs assessment.
  225. In our facility it involves a staff member, having a master list of all patients and checking on them at least every 15 minutes; they mark on the "Rounds Board” where each patient is/what they are doing
  226. Checking the patients and the environment, inpatient MH units
  227. Safety Checks are every 15 minutes
  228. Observing the patient: documenting where they are and what they are doing
  229. Visually checking a patient to make sure he/she is presently safe.
  230. I work in a county jail: people on "behavioral observation: are checked every 15 minutes by the correction officers
  231. Physically observing the patient to assess they are safe from harm from themselves and others if necessary
  232. Observation of patient. Life signs and location and activity
  233. Monitor patient
  234. Visual rounds with staff and residents (patients) present with a thorough search of resident rooms, common areas and surround patient use areas.
  235. Visual contact with patients
  236. Location, activity and behavior of all patients, as well as physical security- doors being secured, items of safety policed etc.
  237. Visualize each pt in your care
  238. Safety checks are acknowledging that the patient is present and judged by a staff member to not be in immediate harm.
  239. Assessment of where the patient is and how he is doing with respect to his physical and emotional status
  240. Patient alive, breathing
  241. Ensuring that patients are where they are supposed to be, and safe from themselves or others.
  242. A safety check is a visual assessment of a client which encompasses looking and listening for signs of no acute distress in a patient. It also includes an initial safety check which includes a search of body and personal property upon admitting a patient to an inpatient psychiatric unit.
  243. Observation levels of consumers, safety check of rooms for contraband, searches on admission,
  244. Check on the well-being of the patients to ensure the safety of the patient and security of the environment.
  245. Monitoring to ensure safety of patient
  246. Monitoring for behavioral changes i.e. pre-aggression signs symptoms; environmental changes; ensuring all guests are present/location and activities documented
  247. An assigned staff member continuously walking the unit, making sure to check on the whereabouts & status of each patient as well as any other safety concerns (i.e.: locked doors, etc...).
  248. We have a safety check of the unit (done every 12 hours, and also patients are on special precautions and those are done q 15min.
  249. Observing that the environment is free from harmful objects, the individual is not engaged in soon to be harmful or harmful behavior
  250. Checking each patient's presence/mood/affect/behavior, as well as the milieu/surrounding environment for any safety risks
  251. Face to face observation of a patient at specified times to determine changes that may affect physical safety or emotional risk.
  252. Measures that ensure physical safety of patients, visitors, staff and the environment
  253. Defined max amount of time between checking patients location and emotional situation as related to safety of danger to self or others
  254. Defined max amount of time between checking patients location and emotional situation as related to safety of danger to self or others
  255. Assuring patient and environmental safety
  256. A staff person making intermittent observations with the purpose to makes a brief assessment of where a patient is and what he is doing and any unusual changes in presentation
  257. We use the term safety rounds. A staff member is assigned to keep track of the patients and their activities 24/7. We use a rounds sheet with all of the patient’s names on it. We can also track admissions and discharges.
  258. Patient observation (eye by staff) minimally every 30 minutes and documentation
  259. Visual verification of pt.'s status
  260. Checking on well being of clients
  261. Check patient's location, make sure they're okay, at night check that they are asleep/awake, do surface scan for contraband
  262. Safety checks are in-depth, of the environment, rooms, looking for anything that might constitute a potential danger for a patient.
  263. Performing a visual check of patient and documenting patient's location
  264. Observation and eyes on of every patient.
  265. Observation and eyes on every patient.
  266. Eye sight observation, close observation, 1:1 observation
  267. Q 15 min visual assessment of the pt
  268. Visually observe patient, noting behavior and activities, and scan environment noting anything which could be used to harm self.
  269. Observation made to determine patient is safe
  270. We do at least every 15 minute patient rounds, starting at different places in the unit and varying the time length between rounds to make sure we see that the patient is doing ok and breathing. We document their activity at the time of observation
  271. Visually checking on pt safety at predetermined time periods
  272. Evaluating patients for any emotional distress, SI, HI, hallucinations, and self harm injuries.
  273. Checking patients who have specific precautions like suicide precaution and checking welfare of all patients per routine
  274. Ensuring our patients remain safe through observation monitoring
  275. Visually observing client to assure client is safe.
  276. Visually observing client to assure client is safe. This includes visualizing their immediate environment as well
  277. Face-to-face assessment of ABC's, vital signs, behavior
  278. Making a visual and thorough assessment of the environment.
  279. "Rounds" a face to face intervention with a patient at the designated time, includes an environmental check of all patient care areas.
  280. Ensuring that patients are both physically & emotionally safe at regular intervals.
  281. Identifying WHERE the patient is and that they are still breathing
  282. Document visual location of each patient at the designated time.
  283. To lay eyes on the patient, be sure that they are safe, engaging in appropriate behavior, and if sleeping; that they are breathing.
  284. Visual observation of the patient and documentation of their location, e.g. room, lounge; as well as their affect and behavior, e.g. agitated, withdrawn, talkative, pacing, etc.
  285. Checking every patient
  286. Modified visual contact at least every 15 minutes
  287. Person conducting safety check is setting eyes on patient and documenting location/behavior.
  288. Checking patients location and their behavior
  289. Direct visualization of the patient in order to locate them and ensure their safety
  290. Visual observation of the patient to make sure they are safe.
  291. To see where patient is and if pt feels safe
  292. Don't use that term. We use line of sight, observation, 1 to 1 nursing etc. Also the term could mean checking safety equipment inventory for completeness and function.
  293. A meticulous search of the environment for restricted items, contraband or safety issues, done once every shift and as indicated. Also, the search of each patient and their belongings at the time of admission.
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