Leave valuable items at home. This includes things like jewelry, watches, money and credit cards.
If you have valuable items with you, you may request to place them in a safe at the hospital. The admitting staff or your nurse will place the items in the safe and give you a receipt. You may claim your valuables when you are discharged.
Never leave valuable items in your room while you are away for testing or surgery.
Keep these important belongings in their proper containers in your bedside drawer. In the intensive care unit, speak with your nurse about the best place to store your belongings.
Do not leave eyeglasses, hearing aids or dentures on top of your bed, under your pillow or on your bedside table where they can easily fall or get lost in your bed sheets.
Speak with your nurse about the best place to store your belongings.