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Ep053: Ensure Proper Identification of Patient When Providing Care

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  • 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
    • Make sure you provide name, room number, birthdate, and verify order before providing care for another staff member; also make sure to communicate aforementioned pieces of information to others when delegating

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