Patient Education Tool: Engaging Consumers on Clinical Alarm Safety
The video covers the four ways (four A's) patients and their families can boost clinical alarm safety:
1. Advocate — Patients and their families should serve as an extra set of eyes if they observe any red flags related to their clinical systems.
2. Active — Alarms should always remain active.
3. Ask — Patients and their families should ask clinicians question on clinical systems and alarms.
4. Alert — Families should be alert and aware to the patient's condition.
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