Patient Safety Program

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.


Patient Safety Program Module 1 - The admissions department

Module 1
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.

Patient Safety Program Module 2 - The emergency department

Module 2
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.

Patient Safety Program Module 3 - The maternity department

Module 3
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.

Patient Safety Program Module 4 - The wards

Module 4
The wards

How to implement the identification process in hospital wards. How to deal with patient identification during standard procedures and in case of identification issues.

Patient Safety Program Module 5 - The blood bank

Module 5
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.

Patient Safety Program Module 6 - The morgue

Module 6
The morgue

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.

Patient Safety Program Module A - Colour-coded wristbands

Module A
Colour-coded wristbands

How to implement a colour coding system. What kind of highly visible, colour-specific identification are used to warn caregivers of special precautions.

Patient Safety Program Module B - Communication

Module B
Communication

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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