To help hospitals prepare for the new goal’s requirements, the ECRI Institute will host a 90-minute educational web conference, “Answering the Call to Alarm Safety: Getting Ready for Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal.” The program is scheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at 1:00 pm, ET.

The webinar presenters are Ramya Krishnan, senior project engineer, Health Devices Group, ECRI Institute; Rikin Shah, senior associate, Applied Solutions Group, ECRI Institute; and Patricia Adamski, director, The Joint Commission. Topics covered will include what hospitals need to do to comply with the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal on alarm management, how to tailor policies and procedures from the enterprise to individual care units, and how technology can help with alarm management.

Registration is free for ECRI members or $249 for nonmembers. For more information, visit the ECRI website.