Joint Commission Proposes Alarm Management National Patient Safety Goal
announced it is seeking comments on its "Proposed 2014 National Patient Safety Goal on Alarm Management."
The proposal, which is intended for the critical access hospital and hospital accreditation programs, focuses on alarm management in relation to patient safety. The proposed national patient safety goal consists of five elements of performance, including establishing alarm safety as a priority; preparing an annual inventory of alarms and identifying the default alarm settings; identifying the most important alarms to manage; establishing policies and procedures for managing these alarms; and educating staff about alarm policies and procedures.
The safety goal will be updated to include alarm management solutions as they are identified, according to The Joint Commission.
The Joint Commission developed a 15-question survey to gather comments, which can also be submitted via an online form or mail from Jan. 15 through Feb. 26.
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