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Meal trays have been completed. What should the nurse aid do before serving each tray?

A Check each armband, even on familiar patients

Always check the customer’s ID band or tag and match it with the correct tray before serving a meal tray. Several customers have special diets, severe food allergies, or strict fluid restrictions. While it can be tempting to skip this step in a long-term care facility, the nurse aide is legally in charge of verifying the identity of each customer before serving food or giving care.