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New Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal: Alarm Safety

The Joint Commission has a new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) that focuses on alarm safety (NPSG 06.01.01 Use Alarms Safely).  

The purpose of this NPSG  is to focus efforts  to ensure that medical equipment alarms are heard and responded to in a timely manner.

In June 2013, The Joint Commission approved new National Patient Safety Goal NPSG.06.01.01 on clinical alarm safety for hospitals and critical access hospitals. Phase 1 began January 2014 and requires hospitals to establish alarms as an organizational priority and to identify the most important alarms to manage based on their own internal situations.

All Health System employees are encourages to please assist our efforts to prepare for this project by taking the following brief survey to help establish a baseline of information regarding alarm sounds and response. Feedback is requested by March 14.

Go to Survey →


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