Focus on Patient Safety - Q&A

Friday, January 19, 2007 at 3:31:26 PM

What is Goal #1 of the JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals? - Improve the accuracy of patient identification by using at least two patient identifiers to administer medications or blood products, take blood samples/specimens or provide treatments or procedures. What does UHSH do to improve the accuracy of patient identification? - Policy requires that name and date of birth be verified when performing these tasks. When using the MAK system for meds, staff will verify the patient on the screen, read name band, scan bar code, and check the screen for error messages.

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