6009 - Color-Coded Wristband System Safety

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					    SUBJECT:       COLOR-CODED WRISTBAND SYSTEM                           REFERENCE #6009
                   SAFETY                                                 PAGE: 1
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    APPROVED BY:                                                          REVISED:


POLICY:

      Color-coded wristbands on patients to impart clinical information to staff, will be used.

      Colored wristbands shall be used to identify a limited number of clinical conditions:

                           Color                                     Clinical Condition




      Medical Staff, Case Managers and PI Committee Shall Collaborate to:

              Develop, implement and evaluate policies and procedures for the color-coded wristband
               system:

                     Color-coding of wristbands and their associated clinical meanings

                     Who is responsible for placing wristbands on patient

                     The process for removing a patient’s wristband during a surgical or invasive
                      procedure, if applicable

                     The verification of the correct colored wristband during nursing assessments

              Ensure that all wristbands have te
				
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