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It is especially helpful if patients arriving at the Emergency Department bring an updated list of all current medication they are taking. This list should include: prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and vitamins, herbs and any supplements.
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Patient Identification

Correct patient identification prior to any medication, treatment or procedure is important to prevent errors in patient care. HPHA is committed to ensuring the safety of our patients by requiring staff to confirm your identification using a double patient identifier method prior to initiating any medical treatment or procedure.

Upon your admission, you will have a band containing your specific personal identification information applied to your wrist. In pediatric cases, this may be placed around the ankle for comfort.

Please notify a staff member immediately if any of this information is wrong. To ensure your safety, we will check or scan your ID band and ask you to confirm your identity many times during your visit, for example before you receive medications and before tests and/or procedures.

 

  • For example, if you receive medications four times throughout the day, you might be asked on four different occasions by the same person to tell them your name and birth date to confirm your identity.

While this may sound repetitive and be frustrating for you, mistakes can happen and it is important that staff correctly identify you prior to providing care. This repetitive process ensures your safety. Should staff fail to confirm your identity prior to the initiation of any medication, treatment or procedure, please remind them to do so.