PATIENT ARMBANDS IN HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES
A state agency and a hospital industry group are considering whether Kentucky should use color coded armbands to alert staff to patient wishes and medical conditions. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Jefferson Manor nursing home in Louisville was cited in March after employees attempted to resuscitate a 95-year-old resident, despite a “do not resuscitate” order for her.
Not a bad idea really.
What about it Virginia? Wouldn’t the use of armbands by nursing homes and hospitals help prevent screwups with medications, diet, and resuscitating a resident who didn’t want resuscitation efforts?