Ohio hospitals work to standardize patient wristbands

10/21/2008 | Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The

Hospitals in Ohio are working on standardizing patient wristbands after a report from the Ohio Patient Safety Institute last year revealed that health facilities were using 19 different colors with 28 different meanings, putting patients at risk for medical errors. The patient-safety group recommended that red be used for allergies, yellow for fall risk, white or clear for patient identification and green for those receiving blood products.

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