What is this article about?
Identifying the right patient is something we are taught from day one when training as medical professionals, to ensure that the right procedure is carried out on the right patient at the right time. Mistakes can and will happen, which is why correct identification and procedure matching is crucial for minimising risk and keeping our patients safe. It is important to consistently check the patient’s identity and match it with their intended care throughout their hospital stay. Also, ensure this has been correctly documented.