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What's in a name? Newborn naming conventions and wrong-patient errors.

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. April 25, 2019.

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May 8, 2019

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. April 25, 2019.

Newborns assigned temporary names are at increased risk for patient misidentification and wrong-patient errors. This newsletter article reports on the role of electronic health records in newborn misidentification and the unintended consequences associated with a Joint Commission set of recommendations to reduce risk. 

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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. April 25, 2019.