Patient Safety Alarms

  1. What have you done to deal with the JCAHO Patient Safety #6 standard for alarms?
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  3. by   altomga
    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%.
    dying patient