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Safety

Decreasing Patient Misidentification Before Chemotherapy Administration

Angela Spruill
Barbara Eron
Amy Coghill
Gayl Talbert
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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