How do you handle items taken from a patient's room?
I had taken a can of Febreeze to my mom's room. She uses the bathroom constantly and doesn't want me to turn on the air conditioner. The Febreeze makes my visiting a bit more comfortable. Yesterday evening one of the LPN's came into my mom's room and said she was borrowing her Febreeze. She never returned it and today when I visited it was gone. I complained to the nurses station and to the head nurse. I then asked that she call the LPN and asked what she did with it. She replied that she returned it to the room. She said she would find it when she came in at 5:00 pm.
I know this is a small thing but it made my visiting much more tolerable. Plus, I don't think anything should be removed from a patients room. My mom is paying $253 per day out of pocket. Therefore, a $4 can of Febreeze is money added. I don't want to over react but I'd like your thoughts.