Navigation Links
Answering the Call to Alarm Safety: Getting Ready for Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goal

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical device alarms can signal a warning of medical necessity – but the number of alarms can also be excessive, distracting, and clinically insignificant. Unwarranted alarms often cause caregivers to take unsafe actions, such as turning the alarm volume to an inaudible level or even turning the alarm off; causing a potential clinical alarm hazard.

(Logo: )

Since the launch of ECRI Institute's Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list, alarms have frequently gotten top billing. Earlier this year, the Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert on medical device alarms, and recently announced that alarm management will become a National Patient Safety Goal.

To help hospitals prepare for the new goal's requirements, ECRI Institute is presenting a 90-minute educational web conference, "Answering the Call to Alarm Safety: Getting Ready for Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goal." The program will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., ET. The objectives of this webinar are to help participants:

  • Recognize what hospitals need to do to comply with the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goal on alarm management
  • Understand the technical requirements necessary to comply and the expectations from the Joint Commission
  • Identify some policies and procedures every facility should have in place to help promote alarm safety

Experts from ECRI Institute, and Patricia Adamski, RN, MS, MBA, FACHE, Director, at The Joint Commission, will tackle the important issues involved with this new patient safety goal. The interactive format of ECRI Institute's web conference will provide ample time to interact with the panel during the Q&A session and encourages participation.

This program is intended for risk managers, clinical staff, nursing administrators, ICU staff, clinical department heads, clinical and biomedical engineers, materials managers, and other healthcare professionals. Members of ECRI Institute's Health Devices System™, Health Devices Gold™, and SELECTPlus™ programs will receive this program at no cost as part of their membership, but advance registration is required.

ECRI Institute will offer live updates from the event on Twitter at #EIConf.

To learn more, or to register for this web conference, visit the website or contact ECRI Institute by telephone at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5889; by e-mail at; by fax at (610) 834-0240; or by mail at 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1298, USA. ECRI Institute also offers free resources in our free eNewsletters.

Social Sharing:

  • Facebook and Google+
    ECRI Institute's August 14 web conf. will cover the new National Patient Safety Goal on alarm management
  • Twitter
    -- Web conf. announced #EINews: National Patient Safety Goal on alarm management from @ECRI_Institute
    -- #EINews To help hospitals w/ Joint Commission's Patient Safety Goal on alarms, @ECRI_Institute is offering
    a web conf

About ECRI Institute
​ECRI Institute (, a nonprofit organization, dedicates itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes enable improved patient care. As pioneers in this science for 45 years, ECRI Institute marries experience and independence with the objectivity of evidence-based research. Strict conflict-of-interest guidelines ensure objectivity. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Find ECRI Institute on Facebook ( and on Twitter (

Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Three Lessons Learned to Reduce Alarm Fatigue and Improve Alarm Management and Patient Safety in Hospitals
2. Medical Alarm Concepts Files Information Statement and Provides Update on Corporate Activity
3. Prescription Drug Misuse Remains at Alarming Levels, According to National Study by Quest Diagnostics
4. Medicare Recipients Will Suffer from Alarming New Changes by the CMS, Says MetroStar Home Health COO Isaac Newman
5. Medical Alarm Concepts Provides Investor Update - Signs Deal with Health Care Insurance Provider for Medical Alarms
6. Researchers study bed alarms for nocturnal seizures
7. As Type 2 Diabetes Grows at Alarming Rates, Pharmaceutical Companies Will Face New Challenges and New Opportunities
8. Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety: Four Technology Recommendations to Reduce Alarm Fatigue
9. Medical Alarm Concepts Publishers Shareholder Letter
10. Medical Alarm Retires Last of Convertible Preferred Stock
11. Medical Alarm Provides Investor Update -- Company Surpassing Previous Record Order Levels as Consumer Interest Accelerates
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... NEW YORK , November 27, 2015 ... health system is set to go online. The potential ... and processes is vast and far from fully exploited ... access to patient health records, either via mobile tablet ... ) --> ) ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... --> Medical ... response system (PERS) market is ... 5 years with APAC being ... to see a high CAGR ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... --> --> Juntendo University Hospital ... weighting of MRI for patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) ... with SyntheticMR in order to use SyMRI in clinical research ... generate multiple contrast images from a single scan and adjust ... it possible to both fine tune images and recreate additional ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/25/2015)... Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 ... ... clean water accessible for all, Water For Empowerment ™ attracts volunteers together ... on clean water by empowering women as key stakeholders in the process. The ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Cokato, MN (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve on several models of traditional and far-infrared saunas. ... . Nordic Spruce is the most traditional Finnish sauna wood, and Finnleo uses only ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... direct sauna parts and accessories. , Sauna accessories help improve the bather experience ... and personality. From basic styles for the purist looking for simplicity in design ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... (AUC), European Union (EU), ANDI Pan African Centres of Excellence, and public R&D ... Nairobi (UNON) for the opening of the 5th African Network for Drugs and ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... , ... For the first time, Vitalalert is donating half of its earnings ... partnership between the two groups began in 2014 with Vitalalert pledging a portion of ... was founded in 1954 and is an international Christian-based health organization whose mission is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):