Patient Identification Band

May 3, 2019 | Other


Innovation Idea Details

Organization:
Baptist Housing

Innovation Idea:
The patient Identification band with colour coding is intended for every resident and acts as a helpful way to track and identify residents. For example, Red ID band represents residents who have Alzheimer disease.

What workplace hazard does this idea address?
Other

If other, please specify:
Dementia, Alzheimer’s,Alzhemiers,Dimentia

How does your idea improve workplace health and safety?
-Easy identification of residents
-Promotes a healthy and safe environment
-Provides immediate feedback and updates of residents
-Promotes general well-being of every resident

How did you implement this idea?
The ID band is effective when paired with a ticket boarding pass of the same colour.

A “boarding pass” is a laminated ticket containing information on the resident. Included on the boarding pass will be a picture of the resident, their name, and an adjective that describes them best. The back will contain the nurse’s or caregiver’s notes with date and time which would track and monitor the resident’s condition or status.

What has been the impact on workplace health and safety?
This low-tech safety innovation is simple yet convenient and helps track the whereabouts about and
the condition of the residents. It helps them feel comfortable and lets them remember simpler
memories while engaging them in different redirection activities.

Cost & Resources

What was the initial set up cost?
Minimal

What are the on-going costs?
Minimal

Other staffing resources required: