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Patient ID Risks & the Intersection of Electronic Health Records

Related to: Electronic Health Records, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Obstetrics, Other Specialties, Surgery

Patient Safety Alert 28: Patient Identification Risks and the Intersection of Electronic Health Records (PDF)

The AMC PSO recently convened a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders across its membership to review and discuss strategies for safer patient identification.

CAUSES OF PATIENT IDENTIFICATION ERROR

  • Checking patient’s wristband is considered the domain of nurses
  • Patient answers to wrong name

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Library of All AMC PSO Patient Safety Alerts

For even more patient safety alert material, please review our series of AMC PSO Patient Safety Alerts to understand the variety of topics covered by our members. AMC PSO makes patient safety learnings available to the public as part of CRICO’s ongoing commitment towards improving patient safety across the continuum of care.

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August 23, 2017
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