HTSI Webinar Series on Alarm Systems Management:
The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goal on Alarm Management: How Do We Get Started?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013: 1:00–2:00 pm Eastern

The AAMI Foundation’s Healthcare Technology Safety Institute, along with co-conveners The Joint Commission, ECRI Institute, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, American Hospital Association, VA National Center for Patient Safety, American College of Clinical Engineering, Healthcare Technology Foundation, and the National Patient Safety Foundation, are pleased to offer a new webinar series on alarm systems management.  By the end of the webinar series, healthcare delivery organization alarm management teams will be prepared and confident in complying with The Joint Commission’s new National Patient Safety Goal on alarm management.  

This first webinar will set the stage for the series and briefly outline the complexity of issues related to alarm systems and the events that have occurred in the past two years that have led to the spotlight on alarm systems and alarm “fatigue.” The opening webinar will also lay the groundwork for the objectives of the series, expectations for the participant, and the requirements to receive continuing education units. 

Secondly, this first webinar will cover the overall scope and requirements of the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) on Alarm Management, the timeline for meeting the requirements, and the way the webinar series will help the participant get started on meeting the goal.

Finally, this first webinar will answer the question, “How do you get started? 

How do you establish an Alarm Systems Committee?
Who do you get a multi-disciplinary committee together? Who should be involved?
How do you make alarm system safety a hospital priority and how do you get the executive suite, unit directors, and others on board?
What is the committee’s first set of responsibilities?
How does the committee begin to establish policies and procedures for managing alarm signals; identify and track alarm system safety performance metrics; identify patients who should be monitored and parameters that should be set; determine target response times, and address other alarm safety management issues?
What are the challenges to consider and barriers to change?


Continuing Nursing Education—1.0 contact hour

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation

Who Should Attend

Multi-disciplinary teams in healthcare delivery organizations that have a role in alarm system management.  This will include nurses and physicians; healthcare technology management (biomed) professionals; patient safety managers; IT managers; and others.

To Register

Registration is complimentary. Visit the online registration page to register.


HTSI expresses its gratitude to the companies listed below for providing commercial grants to help underwrite the cost of making the webinar series free of charge to all participants. The companies had no role in the development of the content of the webinars, and the webinars do not contain commercial content. Any industry speakers at the webinar were selected for their topic expertise by a multi-disciplinary planning HTSI steering committee of volunteer leaders. None of the other co-conveners of the series were involved in any way in seeking, discussing, or otherwise participating in these commercial agreements. All of the costs of the webinar series were managed by AAMI and HTSI.

GE Healthcare
Philips Healthcare
Sotera Wireless