Patient misidentification has potentially severe consequences on patient safety. This webinar discusses causes of and factors contributing to patient misidentification. Case scenarios will illustrate the complex nature of adverse events related to such errors. Focus will be on what organizations need to do to minimize the risk of patient misidentification.
What are the causes of patient misidentification?
What factors contribute to patient misidentification?
What do we need to minimize the risks?
How do we involve all staff in vigilance?
What are the IT interventions needed?
Is there a role of biometrics?