Identificación del paciente durante la prestación de servicios en instituciones de salud en los últimos diez años
Ramos Vargas, Adriana Juanita | 2021-01-27
When carrying out management processes in an organization, its main characteristics must be taken into account, including its strategic plan, policies, human talent, financial resources, measurement, corrective and preventive measures, audits, monitoring, performance and improvement plans. That all together favors the effectiveness of all the priority processes that are activated by health-providing institutions or those that act as them, with a view to reducing or eliminating errors in health care during the provision of services; being one of these processes to validate the correct identification of patients in health services of any level of care and complexity. Patient identification serves two purposes: to determine safely that the patient is the legitimate recipient of the treatment or procedure, and to ensure that whatever procedure is to be performed, the patient actually needs it. Studies show many investigations in this field concluding that the use of coded wrist bands is the most widely implemented safe practice for identifying patients during service provision, thus avoiding adverse events with risk to the patient's life.