Patient Education Tool: Engaging Consumers on Clinical Alarm Safety

The ECRI Institute offers a free video for healthcare providers who are interested in engaging patients on the importance of 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.

To view or use the video in your own facility, click here.

Note: View our database providing 150 reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.

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