Medical Center Hospital Rolling Out New Color Coded Wristbands

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - The staff at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa will soon be able to tell your health condition with just a glance at your wrist.

They're implementing a color-coded patient wristband system to improve patient safety.

Red wristbands mean there's an allergy risk, yellow means a risk of falling, and purple shows the patient has asked for a do not resuscitate order.

The hospital says the wristbands will alert the staff to the specific needs of each patient.