The Center for Phlebotomy Education is gathering information to help us serve the profession better, please help us by responding to a brief survey.

* Does your facility's policy require you to ask conscious patients to state their full name?

* Do you always follow your facility's policy on asking patients to state their name?

* Does your facility's policy require you to ask conscious patients to spell their name?

* Do you always follow your facility's policy on asking patients to spell their name?

* Does your facility's policy require you to ask conscious patients to state their birth date?

* Do you always follow your facility's policy on asking patients to state their birth date?

* For unconscious and cognitively impaired patients, those who cannot speak and when there's a language barrier, does your facility's policy require you to request the same information from another caregiver or family member?

* Do you always follow your facility's policy on asking family members and caregivers to provide the required information from patients who can't provide it themselves?

* Does your facility's policy require you to compare the information verbalized with the patient's ID band when available?

* Do you always follow your facility's policy on comparing the information verbalized with the ID band when it's available?

* Have you ever found an identification bracelet attached to the wrong patient?

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