Patient Safety Reporting System

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Patient Safety Newsletters, Alerts and Reports

Patient Safety Newsletters current information on Patient Safety and feedback to facilities about their reports/RCAs.

Patient Safety Alerts: critical issues for ensuring patient safety

Annual Reports: summarizes current year reporting in comparison to previous years and Patient Safety Initiative activities.

Color Codes for Patient Risk Factors:  Working in conjunction with the Department's Patient Safety Initiative, the New Jersey Hospital Association released a toolkit to standardize color-coded wristbands used across New Jersey health care facilities. There was no consistency across facilities in the use of color designations for clinical conditions. A task force composed of representatives from hospitals, long term care facilities ambulatory care settings, home health providers and emergency responders agreed on standardized colors and policies. The standard colors are:

allergy band


fall risk band

Fall Risk

 Latex Allergy band

Latex Allergy

Do Not Resuscitate band

Do Not Resuscitate

Restricted Limb band

Restricted Limb