Missouri health system institutes patient wrist bands for safety
Missouri News Tribune, February 21, 2008
Lake Regional Health System (LRHS) announced that it has joined hospitals across Missouri to adopt new standards to prevent medical confusion. More than 90 percent of Missouri hospitals use colored wristbands as a means of quickly identifying important information about patients. A statewide survey by the Missouri Center for Patient Safety (MOCPS) found wristbands are commonly used for alerts such as allergy warnings, fall risks or do-not-resuscitate orders.