Verbiage and Disclaimer for Alarm Management

Alarm Management PACE
Course Overview
Physiologic monitoring equipment poses many challenges for healthcare organizations. These machines
monitor blood pressure, oximetry, capnography and ventilation. Nurses and respiratory therapists rely
on these machines for prompt and accurate care of severely ill patients. Multiple factors contribute to
the improper use and management of alarms. As a result, The Joint Commission announced a new 2014
National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG.06.01.01) on clinical alarm safety. While there is general agreement
that alarm safety is an important issue, broadly applicable solutions are not yet available. This NPSG
focuses on managing clinical alarm systems that have the most direct relationship to patient safety and
seeks to contribute to alarm safety by proposing a process to standardize physiologic monitoring alarm
practices within individual institutions. This course will provide the learner with basic information about
the impact of improper alarm use and the management of clinical monitoring alarm systems. In
addition, strategies for building institutional resources for enhancing patient safety, related to clinical
alarms, will be discussed.
This program has been approved for XXXX contact hours continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE)
credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425, N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving TX
Commercially supported through Grant Funds given by Covidien Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions.
Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply AARC, ANCC, CBRN, IABRN,
WVERPN, FLBRN or HealthStream endorsement or promotion of any product or service. Unless cited,
the content and conclusion of this course are solely those of the course provider. HealthStream is
accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's
Commission on Accreditation.
Covidien RMS | EDI-311152 | 4/8/2014