Alarm Safety Improvement
The Next Generation Platform Has Arrived
Extension Healthcare is leading the hospital market into the next generation of alarm safety by combining advanced alarm management middleware with a unique patient-centric text messaging solution to enable an optimized clinical event response workflow.
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The first step hospitals should take to address the alarm issue is to review alarm management policies and procedures – including practices for setting and changing alarm limits at the medical device itself. However, alarm safety is more than just managing alarms and routing clinical alert notifications to caregivers. It’s also what the caregiver does with the alert (how they respond to the patient event) that has an impact on outcomes in their facilities. Other problems that contribute to alarm-related safety events are the number of nursing interruptions coupled with the inability of clinicians to effectively collaborate in response to meaningful alarms. How you manage the “clinical event response” and the workflow are vital factors to evaluate in order to achieve a complete alarm safety solution.
The result is better outcomes and new opportunities for enhancements in clinical alarm responses, communication, and appropriate actions to resolve alarm-related events.
Let us help you address the new Joint Commission 2014 National Patient Safety Goal NPSG.06.01.01 – Improve the safety of clinical alarm systems.