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Clear Cut - July 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 8 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | J U LY 2 0 1 5 I D E A S T H A T W O R K I 'm a surgery center administrator with a background in post-par- tum/nursery care. In that field, you band babies with parents to make sure the correct baby goes home with the correct parent. I carried that over to our pediatric patients. The parent that signs the con- sent forms gets a wristband that matches her child's band. When we go to the waiting room to call for a pediatric patient's parent, we know we're connecting with the right person and there are never any mix-ups in the recovery room. This has increased the safety of our pediatric patients and decreased our risk of violating HIPAA laws. Betsi Hambly, RN, BSN Shepard CHC Surgical Center Santa Maria, Calif. bhambly@chccc.org S A F E T Y C H E C K ID Pediatric Patients and Their Parents Betsi Hambly, RN, BSN z PERFECT MATCH ID wristbands ensure parents and pediatric patients reconnect after surgery.

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