Source: Nursing Times Volume 107 Issue 25 pp20
Date of publication: June 2011
Publication type: Journal Article
In a nutshell: Part three of four articles on changes to the Department of Health’s extended ‘never events’ list. Focuses on the use and checking of wristbands to avoid errors arising from wrongly-identified patients. A case study is used to illustrate a ‘nearly never event’ of a patient who almost underwent an invasive procedure intended for another person with the same name, because protocols were not followed correctly.
Length of publication: 1 page
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Acknowledgement: British Nursing Index from NHS Evidence