National Standards Emerging for Patient ID in Hospitals

Use of colored wristbands is widespread in hospitals across the country. Different colors signify such things about a patient, such as allergies, a “do not resuscitate” order, and fall risk. But the widespread use of colored patient wristbands in hospitals has lacked uniformity across the country. Different hospitals use the same color to code for different things. This is often a problems when doctors and nurses work at more than one hospital where wrist band colors mean different things. In...
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