INTERNATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY GOAL (IPSG):
Identify Patients Correctly
Two approved identifiers (inpatient & OPD) Use third identifier if patients with same name, look-alike, sound-alike + name alert flagging.
Patient Identification is required in the following (but not limited to):
There are two (2) approved identifiers per setting for:
A new ID Band shall be generated and re-applied to the following situation:
To decrease the risk of error when patients have same name and look or sound very much alike:
Exception: Husband, wife, mothers, sisters, father / son, mother /daughter — requesting the same room may the accommodated.