I was explaining in my first post what my instructor told me and the faculty, that my patient was found with her pants down and me nowhere to be found. Here’s what happened, to give you more details. I introduced myself to my patient, I got her breakfast, and then I explained to her that I was going to get her towels and washcloths for a bath. I got her up and put her in a wheelchair and left her in front of the tv. I went to find washcloths as I had never given a bath to someone at that facility before. I could not find them. I asked someone where they were and they told me that they had not been brought down yet and I would have to go to the other side of the wing, hence taking ten minutes to find them. Now in my opinion, ten minutes is not long to leave someone and like you said a patient could get in to some sort of trouble when you just left them. I would have had no problem telling someone where I was going, but that needs to be communicated with me. I should know who to tell, and I should be told “if your away from your patient for this long of a time you should tell this person”. Because in my opinion ten minutes isn’t long and I left my patient in a safe position. I understand your opinion that perhaps it is common sense to tell someone where your going, but I don’t think it is. I saw students leave their patients for a half hour checking on other patients and I did not see them tell anyone where they were going. It was only explained to us that if we leave our patient for something to make sure their wheelchairs are locked and a call light is with them.