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.

2 comments:

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!