Good Morning Everyone,

  One of our affiliate hospitals has asked us to find best practice on having a locked unit to protect infants from abduction.  I've searched the literature and can find articles on nursery security, but as far as I can tell they do not address specifically locked units.  I searched PubMed, CINAHL, National Guideline Clearinghouse, Nursing Consult, and MDConsult.

  Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for your assistance!


Jeanette Stonebraker
Levitt Library (IAULVT, HQ4)
Mercy Medical Center
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 247-4266

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