JCAHO Question

  1. Hello everyone! I am working with our nursing staff getting ready for next year's JCAHO survey. In the safety initiative there is a question on using two identifyers for medication/lab and patient identification. It appears a lot of hospitals are using name and date of birth. But, on a newborn in the OB Department what is everyone using? If medications or lab come to the floor nothing but the birth date matches the newborns ID band. Does anyone have a suggestion?
    Thanks Jane
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    Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 4
    Allegan Birth Center Nurse Manager


  3. by   purplemania
    Our facility gives the newborns a hospital id#. We use that number and the birthdate.
  4. by   jward
    We give the newborn a hospital ID # but it does not go on the ID bands we put on right after delivery. How does your hospital generate a hospital # that can be put on that id band or does the newborn have two id bands?