Skip to comments.Wrong tag for infant (Norway)
Posted on 09/07/2005 5:47:00 AM PDT by franksolich
A mother has filed a complaint to the Patient Commission after finding her newborn baby had the name armband of another woman.
No one at Haukeland University Hospital can explain how the error occurred despite numerous and strict routines concerning the identification of newborn infants, newspaper VG reports.
A DNA test determined that the woman was the biological mother to the child she had had home for several weeks and that no exchange of babies had taken place at the maternity ward.
The hospital was baffled by the error, as each newborn is tagged on both the foot and arm but in this case the child had a tag bearing the name of a woman who had given birth two days later.
If the procedure is sound and mistakes are never made, then I'd have to suggest they look into the possibility that somewhere someone made an intentional error.
Especially since the band should have been on an infant born TWO days later. That is very strange given the age difference.
Our hospital had "rooming in" which is to say our newborns were never out of my presence.
Norway is kinda like Iceland but with some non-whites thrown into the mix. BTW rapper 50 cents is in Iceland for some concerts and the local talent is lining up outside his hotel room so deep he can't make it to any parties. (originally in NYPost)
Norwegian hospitals have rooming in also. However, they do often take babies to the nursery during the night to feed them to allow Mom to sleep.
Great thread pic today. I love having ALL of them in my pings.