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Shortly after publishing a Sentinel Event Alert in February 2002,2 the Joint Commission (JCAHO) began scoring Patient Safety Goal 6 — Improve the effectiveness of clinical alarm systems (i.e. nuisance alarms). The goal covered both technical and care management areas. Goal 6 was dropped as a hospital Patient Safety Goal (PSG) in 2004. [1][2][3] This PSG still remains in effect as long as identified devices still remain within the hospitals.

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  1. Clark, Tobey. Is the Warning Effective? Clinical Alarms Remain an Area for Patient Safety Improvement. JCAHO NEWS & VIEWS. September/October 2005.
  2. ECRI. Hazard: Gaymar Hypothermia Machine, Health Devices, Vol. 3, No. 9, July 1974, pp. 229-230.
  3. JCAHO. February 26, 2002: Sentinel Event Alert, Preventing ventilator-related deaths and injuries. t+alert/sea_25.htm


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Patient Safety

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