Alarm fatigue is a growing concern in healthcare. Additional technology often means more alarms, many of which are non-actionable. These nuisance alarms interrupt work flow and patient care, disrupt patient’s sleeping cycles and recovery time, and create alarm fatigue for care providers which can lead to poor alarm practices.
The Joint Commission released a National Patient Safety Goal on Alarm Management1 focused on improving the safety of clinical alarm systems and outlined key Elements of Performance which accredited institutions are expected to comply.
We help implement an alarm management strategy by leveraging data, subject matter experts, and best practices to identify gaps and improvement opportunities from a unit, hospital, and system level.