Patient Safety Tool: Toolkit for Colored Wristbands

The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative offers a free toolkit to help guide implementation of colored wristbands.

Colored wristbands can help improve awareness and recognition of patients with certain risks, including allergies (red wristbands), fall risk (yellow wristbands) and DNRs (purple wristbands). IHC developed this toolkit to standardize colored wristbands and improve patient safety.

The toolkit includes risk reduction strategies, planning and implementation resources, sample policies and procedures and educational materials.

Access the toolkit for colored wristbands for use in your facility.

Note: View our database providing 150 reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.

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