In addition to the numbered identification band, your infant will also be wearing a security sensor on their ankle which is electronically matched to a sensor worn by the mother. This identification system provides a back-up system to ensure the right babies are given to the right moms.
For your baby's safety, never leave your baby unattended. Always transport your baby in the crib. Be sure your baby has both an identification band and security sensor on at all times. Tell your nurse if they fall off.
Mayo Clinic Health System employees wear picture ID badges. Be sure that any person taking your baby back to the nursery has their ID badge. If you have any questions or concerns, please call for your nurse or bring the baby back to the nursery yourself.
While at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, we will make your stay as safe as possible. Staff will be asking you to identify yourself by stating your name and birthdate prior to taking blood samples, administering medications or performing any other procedures. If we fail to do so, please remind us. If you will be undergoing a surgical procedure, extra steps will be taken to ensure proper patient identification prior to the procedure.