Missed Alarms May Result from Inappropriately Configured Secondary Notification Devices and Systems
November 1, 2017 | Evaluations & Guidance
- Inappropriate configuration or management of systems involved in secondary alarm notification may result in failure to notify users about critical alarms and alerts—from medical devices or from health IT systems—in a timely manner.
a) Secondary notification refers to the use of third-party software solutions for sending medical device alarms and other relevant alerts to clinician-held communication devices—mainly cell phones.
b) Smartphones that offer additional functionality are becoming increasingly common as the end-user communication...