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Patient Safety Guidelines
patient safety guidelines
observed at Baystate Health. Chief among these are:
Correctly identifying each patient all the time.
Ensuring that patients receive only the care intended for them, making certain that:
All dispensed medications are for the intended patient.
The patient is not allergic to the medication or taking another medication that might cause a negative reaction.
That all procedures or tests are performed as intended:
For the correct patient
For the correct body part
Speaking out about patient safety issues and voluntarily reporting errors, near misses, close calls and hazardous situations.