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National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) Standards

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Element of Performance

Identify the most important alarm signals to manage based on the following:
  • Input from the medical staff and clinical departments

  • Risk to patients if the alarm signal is not attended to or if it malfunctions

  • Whether specific alarm signals are needed or unnecessarily contribute to alarm noise and alarm fatigue

  • Potential for patient harm based on internal incident history

  • Published best practices and guidelines


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