Norcross, GA (PRWEB) November 27, 2012
Critical Response Systems(CRS), a provider of leading-edge, mission-critical communication systems, announced today that one of its major hospital clients has received an award for work on “alarm fatigue” in hospitals. The award was presented by the ECRI Institute, an independent, nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of patient care.
Alarm fatigue is the result of the huge arsenal of patient monitors in hospitals that go off so often nurses become slower in their responses to the alarms. The frequency and variety of alarms demanding attention can be overwhelming, and it often becomes difficult to distinguish the urgency of an alarm, as all alarms tend to blend into the hospital’s background noise. No hospital is completely immune to alarm fatigue problems that can hinder the quality of patient care and in some cases lead to fatalities.
Critical Response Systems’ client uses the company’s SPARKGAP™ System and the M1503 Pager. The SPARKGAP System provides a dedicated system for enterprise-wide critical alerting that works to reduce alarm fatigue by combining excellent performance with reliability, helping to ensure that all critical alert alarms are handled properly.
SPARKGAP is completely self-contained and does not rely on cellular towers, Internet coverage, external communication apps or email servers. Message recipients can reply instantly with just a touch of a button, confirming receipt and how they will react. Also, the SPARKGAP system is easily managed and administered from a central location. All system maintenance, address additions, encryption keys, pager settings, etc. are automatically programmed into pagers over the air.
About Critical Response Systems
Critical Response Systems’ manufactures leading-edge wireless data systems, focused solely on critical messaging and alerting. We know that every response starts with an alert, and our systems use the latest technology to ensure that first responders and clinical personnel get their messages quickly, correctly and reliably. For more information, visit us at http://www.criticalresponse.com.