Figure 1-5. Sample embossed nursing unit or clinic identification plate,
inpatient identification plate, and patient recording card.
1-10. WRIST IDENTIFICATION BAND
The wrist identification band is prepared for each patient to show the name and
register number. Local procedures are followed in determining whether the band is place
on the wrist (either wrist) of the patient before or after arrival on the nursing unit. Figure 1-6
shows a sample wrist identification band. You must use a waterproof pen or waterproof ink
for the wrist identification band.