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Correct Identification and Procedure Matching

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Identifying the right patient is something we are taught from day one when training as medical professionals to ensure that the right procedure is carried out on the right patient at the right time. Mistakes can and will happen, which is why correct identification and procedure matching is crucial.

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Identifying the right patient is something we are taught from day one when training as medical professionals, to ensure that the right procedure is carried out on the right patient at the right time. Mistakes can and will happen, which is why correct identification and procedure matching is crucial for minimising risk and keeping our patients safe. It is important to consistently check the patient’s identity and match it with their intended care throughout their hospital stay. Also, ensure this has been correctly documented.

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Zoe Hughes
Zoe is a copywriter and blogger from the UK. Once working as an Operating Department Practitioner in a busy Orthopaedic theatre suite specialising in regional anaesthetic techniques, she now writes for the health industry due to disability. Using the education and skills learned as a nurse, along with the experience of being disabled – Zoe is passionate about helping health professionals communicate better with their patients via social media, blogs and websites. In her spare time, Zoe is a governor at her local primary school, and is writing a play about invisible illness.
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13 Sep 2021
This resources is very informative
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Jacinta Costigan
02 May 2020
Good information which reinforced my standards of care in a peri-operative setting.
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Sharon Woods
29 Aug 2021
Informative and evidenced based in content.
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Chuntay Shaw
07 Oct 2021
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Rupinder Ramji
19 May 2022
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Very good information
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Maria Contreras
19 Sep 2021
Relevant to all aspect of nursing practice.
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Dianne Williams
26 Aug 2021
This segment reinforced the importance of identifying the right patient, whether admitting a patient or attending the medication rounds. I think we all need to remind ourselves of the importance of this topic.
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12 Dec 2021
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