Please join a free webinar hosted by the NACNS Leg/Reg Committee – “Navigating Public Policy During a Time of Uncertainty in Health Care: The NACNS Public Policy Agenda.” This webinar will be held on June 20 at 2:00 p.m. ET. In this very dramatic time of health care change, it is critical for you to know what your professional organization is working to accomplish in the legislative and regulatory arenas. This session is brought to you by the NACNS Legislative and Regulatory Committee.
The proliferation of clinical alarms poses one of healthcare technology’s most pressing patient safety challenges—“alarm fatigue.” While device alarms can improve medical care by arming clinicians with valuable information about their patient’s health, most are false or nonactionable, often resulting in a sensory clutter that overwhelms clinicians and caregivers, desensitizing them to the alerts. The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation’s spring 2017 issue of its award-winning, peer-reviewed publication, Horizons, focuses on clinical alarm management.