Hospital ID Bracelets - page 2

I have a question for the more experienced nurses than me. I am a new to the floor as a nurse. The other day we had a female patient who was transferred from a different hospital. She still had... Read More

  1. by   amoLucia
    In New Jersey, it's DYFS - Division of Youth and Family Services. So maybe you are dealing with Family Services. It will make a big difference for you all if you need to make any notifications or seek consents. Get the answer resolved ASAP.
    Last edit by amoLucia on Sep 3, '16 : Reason: eta
  2. by   carolinapooh
    On that note - if it is DFS, could it be she's an abuse victim and her visitors are screened?

    Then again, you'd think all this would've been passed on in report!

    You need to call the previous facility. It might mean NOTHING, or it might be extremely important.
  3. by   applewhitern
    Diabetic Finger Stick? Maybe they've had a problem with people forgetting the finger-sticks, and this helps remind them. I have never seen orange used.
  4. by   FurBabyMom
    I have no idea what the intent behind DFS would have been. There are, as others pointed out, so many possible answers it's hard to tell.

    We remove all "old" namebands once the patient arrives in our facility and has a nameband for our facility. The only time we keep namebands with patients when they arrive is in the case of an unidentified patient that is transferred to our facility from another. Even then we remove it and place it attached in their paper chart (and only kept until positive identification has occurred).
  5. by   Julius Seizure
    I'm not sure, but I have some guesses based on what I would want to know about a new patient:

    Drug-Seeking Female
    Diet Sugar Free
    Demands Some Food
    Doesn't Seem Funny
    Doesn't Speak Fluently
    Does Some Fibrillating
    Diagnosis Sounds F....
    Death Sounds Feasible