What have you done to deal with the JCAHO Patient Safety #6 standard for alarms?
May 8, '03
Our facility implemented a new "physiological alarm policy"
In the policy it sets standards on what the high and low alarm limts should be.
ex) for NIBP...10 above/below pt's baseline.
This can be altered with a doctors order....or be sure to document specific reason why the alarm setting is different.
ie) COPD whose baseline sats are 85-97%.