The AAMI Foundation has scheduled a free webinar for Friday, December 4, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM (EST) on “Creating a Culture of Safety in Home Mechanical Ventilation,” which will review different types of home ventilator circuits and how the circuit can affect patient safety.

The webinar, which also includes a discussion of practical safety tips that can help with ventilator alarm management and patient safety, aims to teach attendees the difference between active and passive circuits; safety considerations for various circuit types; key home ventilator alarm setting suggestions; and practical tips to test the appropriateness of alarm settings. Attendees will also learn about various types of home ventilator circuits, how to implement appropriate alarm test configurations, and how to design, in conjunction with the DME respiratory therapist, appropriate ventilator alarm settings. Overall, webinar attendees will become better prepared to ensure appropriate patient alarm settings for home ventilated patients, as well as understand when to use a vented versus nonvented interface, or an active or passive circuit.

Speakers include Angela King, BS, vice president of clinical services and owner of Mobile Medical Homecare; and Ronda Bradley MS, owner of Spiritus Consultants. According to AAMI, the webinar is suitable for members of multidisciplinary teams at healthcare delivery organizations who have roles in alarm system management, including nurses, physicians, project managers, healthcare technology professionals, biomedical and clinical engineers, patient safety managers, and IT specialists.

Registration for this complimentary webinar is available online. Those unable to attend this webinar can view it at a later date on the AAMI Foundation’s National Alarm Coalition website.