Quote from cleback
Judging by the overall noncompliance with cpap wear, I perhaps would be suspicious of a suicidal patient requesting one.
Well, actually, cleback, the hospital does not supply patients with CPAP devices. Patients must bring in their own CPAP devices otherwise, they're SOOL.
That's why the new policy states (in the verbal word only) that "all psych patients admitted on active
CPAP were to be placed on a one to one status".
For example, I worked the adult male psych unit last night. A newly admitted patient used CPAP at home, but did not bring it in with him. Therefore, he was not placed on a one to one status!