Preventing med errors in LTC... - page 2

I'm really concerned about this. I'm a new grad LPN. I've been orienting at my first job for two weeks now. I'll start working 11-7 next week (I've been on days so far) and I still don't know all... Read More

  1. by   CapeCodMermaid
    ....oh Mary Smith? She's the little old lady over there with the gray hair and glasses
  2. by   cebuana_nurse
    In my facility, all resident's MARs are required to have their picture, name and DOB in it as well as ID bracelets. We change the pictures annually in that way its up to date. Just an FYI, room numbers and names outside the rooms is not a good patient indicator.
  3. by   Nascar nurse
    Quote from michelle126
    Ask the resident, ask staff, ask family if they are there. Never be afraid to ask.
    Ask the DON if they can update the pictures and name tags. That was one of our duties on 11-7....make new arm bands as needed.

    what??? Wake up dear and smile so I can take your picture???? That sounds crazy.