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Should I take my loved one's personal items home from ICU?

Deb Cordes
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Yes, it is a good idea to take your loved one's personal items home. This will prevent them from getting lost. It is important that the nurse writes down the items that you are taking home so they know they are safe. If you choose to keep the items with your family in ICU it is also important for the nurse to write down what is staying on the admission sheet.
Joane Goodroe
Nursing

It is best to take your loved one's personal items home while they are in the intensive care unit. The nurses taking care of the patient will let you know if they need anything.


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