As part of an ongoing podcast program called the Take 5 series, the Joint Commission has released an episode that discusses medical device alarm safety from an engineer’s perspective. The podcast features The Joint Commission’s director of engineering, George Mills. An earlier podcast with Pat Adamski, the director of the organization’s Standards Interpretation Group, looks from a nurse’s perspective at the dangers posed by the constant beeping of alarms and an overabundance of information transmitted by medical devices. The podcasts are available via the The Joint Commission’s website