Patient management within the hospital has made significant advances in the last few years. The course of a patient’s treatment is now characterised by the involvement of many different staff: administrative, medical and paramedical.
The growing influx of patients entails the need to guarantee their identity, as advocated by the relevant national bodies and especially by the French National Authority for Health (HAS), as part of the hospitals’ certification process.
After obtaining certification for the second time (from 2009), these recommendations led the Châlons-en-Champagne Hospital Centre to initiate an important discussion about identity tracking and to launch campaigns promoting information, awareness and support among both patients and healthcare professionals.
As part of this, the personalised wristband remains one of the most suitable means of tracking. Putting an ID wristband on every patient admitted to the hospital (medical, surgical and obstetrics departments) was one of the priority measures in the “Identity Tracking” action plan, incorporated into the overall “Safety and Quality of Care” (risk management) plan.