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Safer care for pediatric patients


“I find myself questioning everything because of past mistakes. As a parent, knowing that staff ensure patients wear the right ID gives me peace of mind.” Amy Craig Mother Mistake Proofing Project No. 27

Amy Craig, Spencer Craig
Amy Craig, with son Spencer, says the new processes are reassuring.

Staff at Regina General’s Pediatric Inpatient Unit (4F) now ensure patients wear identification (ID) wristbands with the correct details prior to every procedure. Improvements, such as including an ID reminder for staff on patient documents and posting messages to encourage patients to report issues, have reduced the number of patients without IDs from 27 per cent to next to none. The team making the changes also introduced a comfortable band for young children.