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Why do the members of my treatment team keep asking my name, date of birth, and/or to see my wristband?

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Confirming your identity is a safety precaution. Anyone providing you with medical care such as an IV drip or prescription medication, must verify your identity to ensure that the right patient is receiving the appropriate care. Redundant sources of information like name, date of birth, and wristband, reduce the potential for errors. The first step toward keeping you safe is for each treatment team member to consistently confirm your identity.

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