Ep053: Ensure Proper Identification of Patient When Providing Care

Ep053: Ensure Proper Identification of Patient When Providing Care

You must check their appropriate ID before doing anything
Medications: check name, birthday, and so forth
Check patient’s armband (or other identifying device) if patient is unable to speak
Many facilities require scanning the armband before giving any medications
Always communicate important patient identifiers when delegating care as well . . .