Standard 5 - Patient ID and Procedure Matching

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Identification

We need to know who you are!

  • Your identification helps us give you the right care.
  • Always wear an identification band on your wrist and/ or leg.
  • Make sure the information on this band is correct.
  • Staff members should check your identification before giving you medication or before you undergo any tests or procedures.

You need to know who we are!

  • Ask who your nurse is for each shift.
  • All staff should be wearing an identification badge.
  • If you are not sure who someone is, please ask.

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