Initiative sparked by close call with DNR wristband

February 2008
Hospice Management Advisor;Feb2008, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p22
The article reports about an initiative to implement statewide standardization of do not resuscitate (DNR) wristbands in Ohio hospitals. It informs that the Ohio Patient Safety Institute (OPSI) has set a goal to eliminate all wristbands except those used for patient identification, in favor of electronic tracking systems. It provides the recommended standard wristbands for patients by the OPSI and limiting the number of wristbands to four will avoid confusion.


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