What's Buzzing on Biomedtalk: Sentinel Event Alert on Alarms

July 1, 2013 | Evaluations & Guidance

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​A Biomedtalker directed everyone to the Joint Commission's April Sentinel Event Alert that discusses alarm fatigue and includes recommendations for managing alarms.

One interesting point raised in the ensuing discussion was that even though setting alarm limits seems like a job for clinical staff, the ubiquity of alarm integration and secondary alarm notification systems means that technical staff also need to be involved. Clinicians may not always be aware of the impact of other systems that are connected to the monitoring system, and if...

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