The AAMI Foundation is offering a complimentary webinar titled “Enhancing Patient Safety with Appropriate Ventilator Alarm Management” on Friday, September 25, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM (ET). The webinar examines how hospitals can develop and maintain effective ventilator alarm management strategies to enhance patient safety.

This webinar is intended for members of multidisciplinary teams at healthcare delivery organizations who have roles in alarm system management, especially respiratory therapists, project managers, healthcare technology professionals, biomedical and clinical engineers, patient safety managers, and information technology specialists.

AAMI reports that participants in this webinar will be better prepared to help their organizations create protocols and teaching tools to address appropriate ventilator alarm administration. The session will feature a presentation from Dario Rodriquez, Jr, MSc, RRT, FAARC, an assistant professor of surgery at University of Cincinnati. Rodriquez works within a trauma/surgical intensive care unit that is part of a level 1 tertiary trauma center.

This is the second webinar in a series of three focused specifically on ventilator alarms, and this webinar is intended to build upon the lessons learned during the AAMI Foundation’s previous sessions designed to boost awareness and understanding of alarms by healthcare professionals and decision makers. This webinar also can help healthcare facilities comply with The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal on alarm management.

Participants wishing to reference the previous webinar in this series can visit the AAMI website to view the slides and recording from “Nurses and Respiratory Therapists—Working Together for Safe Alarm Systems Management.”

Participation in the seminar can count toward credit with Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE). For more information, and to register for the webinar titled  “Enhancing Patient Safety with Appropriate Ventilator Alarm Management” visit the AAMI online registration page.