Clinical Alarm Safety

Patient monitoring devices will transmit a high number of alerts each shift and provide a layer of patient safety. However, if ignored or turned off by healthcare providers, this can possibly cause patient safety incidents. Information is provided to ensure healthcare providers are focusing on clinical alarm safety.

  • Flyer/Sign/Poster


    Infographic: Medical Device Alarm Safety

    This educational flyer can be used to help train staff and physicians on the problems related to alarm safety. The flyer, from The Joint Commission, outlines recommendations for combating the problem as outlined in Sentinel Event Alert #50.

    TAGS: Educational, Flyer, Sentinel, Event, Alert, Joint, Commission

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    Sentinel Event Alert: Medical Device Alarm Safety In Hospitals

    This is the full Sentinel Event Alert on alarm safety published by The Joint Commission in 2013. This alert discusses the problems identified through reporting of events into The Joint Commission’s Sentinel Event database and includes recommendations for improvement.

    TAGS: Alarm, Joint, Commission, Database, Safety

  • Alarm Management Update-Collaborative Healthcare Patient Safety Organization

    Provides resources for hospitals in the management of their alarms.

    TAGS: Hospital, Management, Alarm

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    Clinical Alarm Management Compendium-AAMI Foundation

    The AAMI provides a variety of information on clinical alarm management based on experiences and advice from leading healthcare practitioners.

    TAGS: AAMI, Clinical, Advice, Healthcare, Practitioners