introduces the SECUR-ID™
Patient’s Valuable Property Bag
In the normal course of emergency medical services, the ambulance
transport of a critically ill, severely injured or unconscious
patient can be a very hectic situation. With the ambulance
crew concentrating on medical care and rapid transport, often
there is not enough time for full attention to the patient’s
valuables (wallet, watch, jewelry, glasses, meds, clothing,
etc.). The patient is delivered to the hospital, often with
the valuables handed to someone in ED Admissions or just left
with the patient who might not be able to properly protect
A day or two after the patient is delivered to the hospital
a not uncommon event is a call to the ambulance company from
the medical facility or patient’s family member reporting
a “missing” valuable. Supervisors at the ambulance company
dig through run records and call the attendants who transported
the patient. In a few cases, the item is found and delivered
to the patient. But it is much more common that after a lot
of valuable time and labor costs are expended, the article(s)
are not found.
Then the ugly question rises up, usually unspoken: “Who stole
the item?” The folks in the hospital ED – who also have spent
a number of hours looking for the article – say, in effect,
“Maybe the item never got here, so it must be with the ambulance
or…(unsaid) maybe someone stole it.”
But unfortunately too many times the blame for the missing
items is placed on the ambulance attendants who are totally
innocent. They just could not prove that they delivered the
patient and the valuable property.
Thanks to SECUR-PAK™
now they can:
The SECUR-ID™ Patient’s
Valuable Property Bag (PVP Bag) is used in ambulance runs
where a severely ill, injured and/or unconscious patient is
being transported to a medical facility. The goal is to reduce
the time needed to take care of – or go looking for – patient
valuables and to provide an organized and documented tracking
How it works:
- The ambulance attendant writes the patient’s name (or
run record # if name unknown), the date, and the time in
specific places on the bag and uses a checklist to note
the valuables being put into the bag.
- The attendant loads the patient’s valuable property into
the bag. Pulling the SECURTAPE seals the bag, creating a
tamper evident container.
- Then the attendant then removes the wearable receipt and
places it over the patient’s wrist (or ankle if needed).
On arrival at the medical facility, the attendant has someone
at the receiving facility sign the second tear away receipt
that will serve as the ambulance company’s copy. The third
tear away receipt is signed by the attendant and attached
to the patient’s admissions records.
The heart of the SECUR-ID™
security system is the patented
Evident closure system. Available exclusively on SECUR-PAK™
bags, the SECURTAPE™
closure is impervious to all temperature controlling agents.
Any attempt to open the bag will leave instantly visible signs:
the word “VOID” will appear when a cooling agent is used,
while heating the seal will cause the word “TAMPERED” to appear.
Features of the SECUR-ID™
- The SECUR-ID™ PVP
system is available in two convenient sizes:
Small – (PVP1216) For watches, wallets,
jewelry, cell phone, glasses, etc.
Large – (PVP2224) For coats, other clothing,
large purses, backpacks, etc.
- The attendant decides which size bag to use. The smaller
bag is meant for small valuables such as jewelry, wallets,
cell phones, pagers etc. The attendant might also use the
larger bag which is meant for clothing, large purses, back
packs, etc. In some cases, both bags will be used.
- The top of each SECUR-ID™
PVP Bag (patents pending) has 3 unique, tear away receipts,
with preprinted alphanumeric combination ID system (also
in bar code). Each of these receipts fills a special function:
-The first tear away receipt has an opening
so it can be placed over the patient’s wrist or ankle. There
are perforations at each side of the opening to allow for
larger hands or feet. When the hospital admits the patient,
the number of the wearable receipt can be added to the patient’s
-The second tear away receipt has spaces
for the ambulance attendant to write his/her name, the date
and time of the delivery of the sealed bag. This confirms
that the sealed bag of property was delivered. This receipt
is stapled to the Admission Records.
-The third tear away receipt has spaces
for person at the hospital who received the sealed bag to
write his/her name, the date and time. This confirms that
the hospital received the sealed bag. This receipt is stapled
to the ambulance records of this run.
The SECUR-ID™ PVP system
is a revolutionary patient property management system created
for the EMS/rapid response industry, no other system can provide
the same level of security.