Recomendaciones para la identificación inequívoca del recién nacido

  1. Ester Sanz López
  2. Manuel Sánchez Luna
  3. Segundo Rite Gracia
  4. Isabel Benavente Fernández
  5. Jose Luis Leante Castellanos
  6. Alejandro Pérez Muñuzuri
  7. Cèsar W. Ruiz Campillo
  8. María Dolores Sánchez Redondo
Journal:
Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría ( AEP )

ISSN: 1695-4033 1696-4608

Year of publication: 2017

Volume: 87

Issue: 4

Pages: 235-235

Type: Article

More publications in: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría ( AEP )

Abstract

Newborn identification is a legal right recognised by international and national laws. Moreover, improving the accuracy of correct patient identification is an important goal of patient safety solutions programs. In this article, the Standards Committee of the Spanish Society of Neonatology establishes recommendations to ensure correct identification of the newborn whilst in hospital. Currently, the most reliable method of identification of the newborn is the combination of identification cord clamp and bracelets (mother bracelet, newborn bracelet and cord clamp with the same number and identical and exclusive barcode system for each newborn) and the collection of maternal and umbilical cord blood samples (for DNA testing only for identification purposes).