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Application of human factors methods to ensure appropriate infant identification and abduction prevention within the hospital setting.

Webster KLW, Stikes R, Bunnell L, et al. Application of human factors methods to ensure appropriate infant identification and abduction prevention within the hospital setting. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2021;35(3):258-265. doi: 10.1097/jpn.0000000000000554

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August 18, 2021
Webster KLW, Stikes R, Bunnell L, et al. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2021;35(3):258-265.

Infant misidentification or abduction are considered never events. This article discusses the results of a failure mode and effects analysis to identify and eliminate or reduce the risk of infant misidentification or abduction. Twenty-eight failure modes were identified; the highest-ranked items involved concerns for uninvited individuals on the unit, interactions with child-protective services, alarm fatigue, and inadequate identification checks of the infants with mothers.

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Webster KLW, Stikes R, Bunnell L, et al. Application of human factors methods to ensure appropriate infant identification and abduction prevention within the hospital setting. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2021;35(3):258-265. doi: 10.1097/jpn.0000000000000554