The AAMI Foundation will hold a complimentary patient safety webinar next month to help hospitals develop and maintain an effective alarm management system. “Alarm Management: From Confusion, to Information, to Wisdom” will take place Monday, August 3 from 12 PM to 1 PM EST and will feature representatives from an adult cardiac-care unit and a pediatric hospital discussing their facilities’ efforts to reduce nonactionable alarms. The session is designed to help health organizations comply with The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal on alarm management.
According to the foundation, the seminar is geared toward health professionals with roles in alarm system management, including including nurses, physicians, project managers, healthcare technology professionals, biomedical and clinical engineers, patient safety managers, IT specialists, and others. Kevin Smith, director of Cardiac Services for NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Fla, and Samantha Jacques, PhD, director of Biomedical Engineering for Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, will address the attendees.
The webinar aims to contextualize its topic by explaining the challenges associated with alarm management and the factors driving the number of alarms, the association says. Participants will learn to use data to inform their alarm management decisions, design workflows to help reduce the number of unnecessary alarms, and prepare to meet regulatory requirements connected with alarm management and patient safety.