Thursday, January 3, 2008

Livestrong... and die!!!

Here is another reason to avoid those stupid, fucking Lance Armstrong Livestrong bracelets:

...some hospitals have used yellow to signify “Do Not Resuscitate,” leading to several near-misses with patients wearing yellow Lance Armstrong “Livestrong” bracelets. If a standard color choice existed for DNR orders, the potential for errors with either personal patient wristbands or those used by hospitals would be averted.


Al said...

Read the article. It seems if the hospitals actaully HAD a standard, these problems could have been avoided. I'm sure Lance would have been more than happy to go with a different color.
Blaming Lance for fighting cancer with yellow bracelets when there is not a national standard is pretty ridiculous.

csm said...

I hate the WWJD bracelets, too!