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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010A1

Data Element Name: Patient ID Verification
Collected For: BM-05,
Definition:Documentation that two unique patient identifiers were checked during a two-person verification process (or the use of automated identification technology may be used in place of one of the individuals) prior to the administration of the transfusion unit (bag).
Suggested Data Collection Question:Was there documentation that two unique patient identifiers were checked or automated identification was used in place of one person during the verification process prior to the administration of the blood transfusion unit (bag)?
Format:
Length:1
Type:Numeric
Occurs:1 - 27
Allowable Values:

1    There was documentation that two unique patient identifiers were checked during the two person verification process or an automated identification system was used in place of one of the individuals prior to the administration of the transfusion unit (bag).

2    There was no documentation that two unique patient identifiers or automated identification were used during the two-person identification check prior to the administration of the transfusion unit (bag) or unable to determine from medical record documentation.

Notes for Abstraction:
  • Patient ID Verification must be associated with the blood product and event ID that was selected for abstraction.
  • Patient ID Verification can be documented by the signature of two persons that attest that two unique patient identifiers were checked to verify the identification of the patient prior to the transfusion or the signature of one person and an automated identification device.
  • Patient identifiers that could be used include; name, date of birth, patient identification number or unique identifier given at the time the crossmatch was drawn.
  • The patient room number should not be used to identify the patient.
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Anesthesia record
  • Emergency department record
  • Nursing notes
  • Progress notes
  • Operative report
  • Blood administration form
  • Additional Notes:
    Guidelines for Abstraction:
    Inclusion Exclusion
    None None

    Patient ID Verification
    Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010A1)
    Discharges 04-01-10 (2Q10) through 09-30-10 (3Q10)