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Alarm Safety Resource Site


The Alarm Safety Resource Site provides guidance and tools to help health care facilities improve their alarm safety. The site includes links to guidance articles published by ECRI Institute through ECRI's various membership groups, articles from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, blog posts, and news.

The free educational Web site is divided into the following sections:
  • Health devices webinars
  • Joint Commission resources
  • ECRI Institute alarms-related guidance articles, policies, webinars, posters, and presentations
  • Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority alarms resources
  • Alarm-related blog posts by ECRI Institute staff
  • In the news: ECRI Institute comments on alarm safety

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  • Release Date: 2014
  • Original Summary: 06/2014
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Last updated: June 18, 2014.