Patients & Visitors

Safety Regulations

For your comfort and safety, Blake Medical Center is a non-smoking facility. Physician order is required in compliance with smoke free environment policy. Designated smoking area is located at the patio between Medical Arts Building and Hospital.

Electrical

For your safety and the safety of others, personal electrical devices from home, such as electric razors, curling irons, blow dryers, video games, etc. are prohibited. Battery operated devices are acceptable.

Valuables

Blake Medical Center cannot assume responsibility for loss of, or damage to, valuables, clothing or other personal items kept in the patient's room. Valuables should be left at home or sent home with relatives or friends.

In emergency situations, money and other valuables may be deposited in the hospital vault for safekeeping.
In outpatient services, please lock valuables in patient lockers. Never place valuables in coat pockets, or under pillows or sheets for 'safekeeping'. Glasses, dentures, contact lenses, hearing aids, and other items should be wrapped in tissue or placed in basins or other containers during your stay. An appropriate container will be provided. Personal belongings include, but are not limited to, dentures, contact lenses, hearing aids, glasses, etc.

Medications

Our policy does not provide for you to take medication brought from home while you are in the hospital. If medicine is required during your stay, your doctor will prescribe it for you. In the event you brought medicine of your own, please send it home for safekeeping or give it to your nurse who will store your medicine and return it to you upon discharge.

Use of Restraints:

  • Patients are assessed on admission for their risk to fall.
  • Alternative measure, which should be the least restrictive approach, shall be utilized which can include: moving patient closer to nursing station; frequent reorientation, lighting at night; clear, unobstructed paths, communication with family regarding mental status; and observation of patient.
  • Patient Right of Autonomy is considered in safety of the environment.
  • Patients capable of decision making may voluntarily agree to the use of physical reminders to prevent accidental fall or injury.