Regarding the article AHA pushes standardized wristband colors:
Standardization is a patient-safety mechanism that should not only be implemented in wristband color identification but also for hospital codes to alert staff to infant abduction, fires, disaster, bomb threat, etc.
An increasingly large number of healthcare professionals are transienttravel nursing, for example; and while some hospitals announce Code Blue for cardiac arrest, other facilities use Code 99this lack of standardization is a potential threat to patient safety.
Maureen Scott-Feagle, R.N.Clinical educator, surgical servicesUniversity Medical CenterLas Vegas, Nev.
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