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This free educational site is intended to help you understand the issues of alarm safety in your facility, and take steps to improve it. ECRI Institute has decades of experience in analyzing hazards from medical devices. Most of the reports involving alarm problems are with physiologic monitors (including telemetry) and ventilators.

If you would like customized support, ECRI Institute offers an Alarm Management Safety Review with on-site assistance by experienced healthcare consultants.

ECRI Institute Membership Resources

​Some of these materials are publicly available, but many require membership.

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​ALarm safety handbook

The requirements of The Joint Commission's 2014 National Patient Safety Goal on clinical alarm safety must be met by 2016. Do you have a plan in place?

ECRI Institute's new publication, The Alarm Safety Handbook: Strategies, Tools, and Guidance can help you develop a safe, effective alarms management program. With the handbook, you will learn how to:

  • Make alarm management a patient safety priority
  • Understand clinical alarm hazards
  • Create an action plan
  • Put the plan into action
  • Identify best practices

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​ECRI Institute white papers and posters 

​how can we help with your alarm safety challenges?

If you would like customized support, ECRI Institute offers an Alarm Management Safety Review with on-site assistance by experienced healthcare consultants. Let us know how we can help with your alarm challenges: