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TIPS FOR A MORE COMFORTABLE STAY
 

SAFETY
Your health and safety are our primary concerns. With that in mind, we ask that you:

  • Ask your nurse for assistance with walking or transfers. Medications, bodily weakness, or simply the change in environment, especially at night, may cause confusion, dizziness, or unsteadiness.

  • Use your call light when you need something and let your nurse know if it’s not working properly.

  • Remember that bed rails are necessary to protect you from falls and to help hospital staff with moving and transfers.

  • Listen to the instructions your nurse gives you for weather related or emergency situations.

VALUABLES
Clay County Medical Center is not liable for the loss of valuables. Please leave all valuables, including jewelry, and cash at home.

If this is not possible, you will be asked to place them in a sealed envelope, which will be kept in a safe at the time of your admission.

LOST BELONGINGS
If you lose something during your stay, please contact the Business Office at (785) 632-2144.

PERSONAL ITEMS
You may bring personal items such as a comb, hair brush, deodorant, shaving articles, toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, powder, and soap. For a fee, we can provide these items if needed.

Sleeping apparel, slippers, robe and supportive shoes for walking are recommended.

Because patients with IV’s, feeding or drainage tubes and monitoring devices could be at an increased risk of injury by electrical shock, we ask that you get safety approval before using electric razors, curling irons or other devices in your patient room.

MEDICATIONS
Please bring a list of medications and dosages you currently take. For your safety, the hospital pharmacy will provide all the medications your physician prescribes.

VALUABLES
Clay County Medical Center is not liable for the loss of valuables. Please leave all valuables, including jewelry, and cash at home. If this is not possible, you will be asked to place them in a sealed envelope, which will be kept in a safe at the time of your admission.

SMOKING
Clay County Medical Center is a tobacco free facility. Please inform your nurse if you desire nicotine replacement to ease withdrawal symptoms.

ALCOHOL/DRUGS
Possession and consumption of alcohol and non-prescribed drugs is prohibited on hospital grounds.
Anyone under the influence of non-prescribed drugs or alcohol will be removed from hospital premises.