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Safe way of identifying pt when....

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What's the safe way to identify pt when they are confused, or not capable to

give name and DOB?

Can I ask his/her family member in the room instead?

what are the safe identification methods other than name, DOB, med number?

I know we shouldn't use room number...

Asking for NCLEX purpose just to be sure with everything... thanks in advance.

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K+MgSO4 has 12 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Surgical, quality,management.

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