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Best Practices in Alarm Management

Added by OCPcompliance on 2014-11-19

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2014-12-17
Last Date Last Day: 2014-12-17
Deadline for abstracts/proposals Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 2014-12-16

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: David Jonathan Moses
Email Email:
Address Address: 38868 Salmon Ter, Fermont, California, 94536, United States
Phone Tel: 5105099659

Conference Description:

Hospitals rank alarm fatigue as top patient safety concern. There are even hospitals that logged more than 2.5 million patient monitoring alarms in just one month. When exposed to too many alarms, alarm fatigue develops. This situation can result in sensory overload, which may cause the person to become desensitized to the alarms. Consequently, the response to alarms may be delayed, or alarms may be missed altogether.

Studies show it is difficult for humans to differentiate among more than 6 different alarm sounds, the average number of alarms in an ICU has increased from 6 in 1983 to more than 40 different alarms in 2011. In addition, 80% to 99% of electrocardiographic (ECG) monitor alarms are false or clinically insignificant. Deaths have been attributed to alarm fatigue.

Clinicians exposed each day to tens of thousands of alarms. The issue of alarm fatigue has become so significant that the Joint Commission, a national organization that accredits hospitals, named it a National Patient Safety Goal. This goal requires hospitals to establish alarm safety as a priority, identify the most important alarms and establish policies to manage alarms by January 2016. Experts agree that resolving problems with medical device alarms requires an interdisciplinary effort and buy-in from a wide array of players at the highest levels.

Why Should you Attend:
This webinar covers the real examples of experiences with alarm fatigue and successes in drastically reducing the number of alarms. It suggests several solutions. In addition, it suggests systems approach which had been rarely used but it should be used everywhere. The presenter has over 25 years experience in using the systems approach.

Objectives of the Presentation:
The major objectives of the presentation are to cover a lot of topics including,
The Joint Commission Requirements
Unintended Consequences of Silencing Alarms
AACN Best Practices
AAMI Approaches
Johns Hopkins Alarm Experience and Recommendations
California Hospital Patient Safety Organization Issues Identification
Successes at Boston Medical Center
Success at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Systems Approach to Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness
Who can Benefit:
All connected with patient care in hospitals such as nurses, doctors, supervisors, and support staff will benefit highly. Senior management needs to understand the risks and solutions.

About Company:

Online Compliance Panel creates and delivers comprehensive industry relevant training sessions. These sessions are simple, interactive and cost effective. We are a predominantly web based information exchange forum. Live interactions on compliance training make the process holistic and effective. Online Compliance Panel largely emphasizes in offering regulatory compliance training to compliance professionals on varied topics. These primarily include risk management, quality management, corporate compliance and other regulatory compliances. Some of our primary areas of focus include advancement and updates in regulatory compliance, best practices and market trends.

We strive to incorporate high standards in developing a culture facilitating exchange of ideas resulting in functional excellence. Online Compliance Panel believes in nurturing ideas and thought processes through innovative e-learning methodologies. Our products and services are designed to offer customized solutions to industry and market. We bridge the gap between experience and knowledge thus delivering original and creative content.

Our objectives of employing interactive mediums ensure effective communication and mutual exchange of ideas. Online Compliance Panel closely follows best practices and regulatory trends in the global compliance scenario. We also observe and communicate trends witnessed in FDA, ISO regulations, process and design validation. All updates and additions to important laws can be accessed by our customers in real time.

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OnlineCompliancePanel LLC,
38868 Salmon Ter,
Fremont, CA 94536, USA
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