Keep food allergy sufferers safe in a hospital.
Standardizing patients wristband colors could resolve numerous problems. Some states already have color coded patient bands. The problem is that in one hospital pink patient wrist bands could mean allergies and in another hospital allergies could be indicated as a red band. This could cause confusion, currently there is a consistent color coded system in place in numerous states and the petition would make it the same in all the states.
I have started a We the People White House petition to standardize patients wristband colors and meanings. Forty states have adopted some form of the standard developed by the Colors of Patient Safety Task Force. If there was a federal standardize patients wristband colors that hospitals could use it could save numerous lives.
To sign the petition you need to create an account: http://wh.gov/lVs37