Reply To: Patient Identification: ID Bands

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    October 5, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Hi Cara.  We have had the same issues for several years.  We use cloth ID bands that one of the moms of one our RNs makes for us and that seems to help a little.

    Mary Lynn Rae
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 10-03-2014 10:40 AM
    From: Cara Johnson
    Subject: Patient Identification: ID Bands

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Nurse Educators and APHON Open Forum .
    Our institution does barcode scanning and we continue to have issues with patients keeping ID bands on. Has anyone done any improvement work surrounding this and it has worked?? Any and all feedback is appreciated!

    Cara Johnson RNIII, BSN, CPON®

    Clinical Manager

    Hematology/Oncology Inpatient

    Cincinnati Childrens Hospital

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