Elopement precautions | definition of elopement precautions by Medical dictionary
a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as minimizing the risk of a patient leaving a treatment setting without authorization when departure presents a threat to the safety of patient or others. See also Nursing Interventions Classification
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Some of the safety policies included patient rounds on a hourly basis during the day and every half hour at night, special suicide and elopement precautions
, and an environmental round on every shift to check for unsafe conditions.