Patient Safety Program
The Patient Safety Program is a set of processes and tools that guides you to implement a working identification system that will allow you to check the identity of patients and match the correct patient with the correct care.
The Patient Safety Education System is organised in different modules, each one dealing with a hospital ward. There is also a “Patient identification improvement pack”, designed to address areas of concerns and improve the identification system in every area of the hospital.
The admissions department
How to implement the identification process in the admissions department. Which data is relevant and how to apply them correctly on the identification wristband.
The emergency department
How to implement the identification process in the emergency department. Which data is relevant and how to conduct triage through colour-coded wristbands.
The maternity department
How to implement the identification process in the maternity department and how to match the right mother with the right baby. Which processes and precautions should be taken before and after the birth.
How to implement the identification process in hospital wards. How to deal with patient identification during standard procedures and in case of identification issues.
The blood bank
How to implement the identification process in the blood bank. How to match the right blood with the right patient, ensuring maximum safety throughout the blood transfusion process.
How to implement the identification process in the mortuary. ID advice for employees working with the deceased who need to ensure ID measures are in place, while offering reassurance and sensitivity to all parties involved.
How to implement a colour coding system. What kind of highly visible, colour-specific identification are used to warn caregivers of special precautions.
How to implement a communication flow in the hospital for all who are concerned. How to communicate with patients and medical staff to improve patient identification processes.
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