Around here they have cart patrols - employees in trucks cruising the immediate neighborhood to spot and retrieve carts. Between the nearby bus stops and the neighboring 55+ communities, a lot of carts get taken off store premises.neonzx wrote: ↑Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:58 amI wish they would because store shopping carts stolen and parked in residential neighborhoods make the areas look trashy, run down. But I imagine that is hard to monitor as virtually every store with shopping carts permits customers to wheel their purchases to their car in the cart. The carts cost ~$100+ each.
Perhaps chipping the equipment to sound an alarm when it goes out the building is the thing to do, then. As well as explaining to patients that they can, with doctor's permission, roam the premises, but cannot go offsite with hospital equipment unless it has been cleared in advance.The infusion pump for the IV drip costs in the thousands of $.
Reminds me of the time when, as a teen, I used my mom's credit card at the local J.C. Penneys, only to be grabbed by security and dragged back inside from the parking lot. The store manager made a BFD out of my using a card with my mother's name on it, but the appropriate time and place to have had that discussion would have been when I was at the checkout, not when I was out in the parking lot.I think the security guard needs additional training on how to handle a walkout patient who has obviously not been discharged. Accusing a patient of being a thief is really bad form.
He called my mom to confirm my identity and that I had permission to use the card, then reamed out my mom for not having her own name on the card (it said "Mrs. John Smith", not "Jane Smith"). Was he just looking for reasons to fuck with people? Yes.