Day One Action

  • Fact: One of the primary responsibilities of health care workers is to check the identity of patients and match the correct patients with the correct care (e.g., laboratory results, specimens, procedures) before that care is administered http://www.who.int/patientsafety/solutions/patientsafety/PS-Solution2.pdf

  • Action: Thank your health care providers for asking! If they don’t, speak up.

 

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