Patient Safety

Patient Safety starts with Identification

Every year in New Zealand, nearly 1 million people will be treated and discharged from Hospital. For a number of people within this total, events happen that have the potential to harm or actually do harm patients. Some of these events resulting in serious harm, death or requiring significant additional treatment are potentially preventable.

Human error is a significant factor in the harming of patients. Positive identification provides the foundation for patient safety through the systematic prevention of medical errors. Labelling systems facilitate positive patient identification that will help prevent medical errors and adverse events.

Handwritten records are prone to error, difficult to read and creating them can be a distraction from patient care. Triarc Medical have a drug labelling system that conforms with the AS/NZS4375:1996 Standard along with other convenient preprinted labels that are paramount for Patient Safety.