Decreasing Patient Misidentification Before Chemotherapy Administration

Angela D. Spruill

Barbara Eron

Amy Coghill

Gayl Talbert

safety, patient rounds
CJON 2009, 13(6), 716-717. DOI: 10.1188/09.CJON.716-717

More accurate patient identification is a Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal. To decrease the possibility of patient misidentification during chemotherapy administration, nurses on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill instituted a bedside check and measured compliance.

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