"The constant beeping of clinical alarms and an overabundance of information transmitted by medical devices are creating alarm fatigue that puts hospital patients at serious risk," according to a Sentinel Event Alert issued by The Joint Commission (TJC).
Norcross, GA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
Critical Response Systems (CRS), a provider of leading-edge, mission-critical communication systems, recently conducted a webinar on how to manage “alarm fatigue,” one of the very serious issues facing healthcare providers today. The constant beeping of clinical alarms and an overabundance of information transmitted by medical devices are creating alarm fatigue that puts hospital patients at serious risk, according to a Sentinel Event Alert issued by The Joint Commission (TJC). The TJC is urging healthcare providers to take a focused look at this serious patient safety issue.
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. At least two dozen deaths per year have been attributed to alarm fatigue.
The CRS informational webinar was well attended and the company wanted to provide healthcare professionals with the opportunity to view and listen to the webinar presentation. Click here to register to view the complete 45-minute presentation.
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.