Correct identification of patient
Patient safety is an important component in the care of patients in the hospital. Take this course and learn the details related to application of the identity band and identification of the conscious as well as unconscious patient.
Introduction of the Course Patient safety is an important component in the care of patients in the hospital. There have been numerous events of harm caused to the patient because of ignorance or absence of protocols concerning this important aspect. One of the ways in which harm can be caused to the patient is by wrong identification of patient. This module deals with the detailed description on how the patient should be correctly identified in the hospital. It also includes details related to application of the identity band and identification of the conscious as well as unconscious patient. The module is based on JCI guidelines Objectives: At the end of the course the learner will be able to:
- Appreciate the importance of delivering the right care to right patient.
- Demonstrate ability to adhere to the patient safety protocol with regard to correct identification of the patient.
Correct identification of the patient is the vital component in ensuring the safety of the patients. To improve the quality and safety of healthcare services the Joint commission International has established six international patient safety goals.
This module discusses the concept related to importance of correct identification of the patient and application of the identity band.
This module explain the concept related to identification of the patient in various settings like OPD, appointment and admission time, inpatient department and during handover. This module also deals with the concepts related to identification of the unconscious patient, location of the identity band and when to put of the identity band.