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Dräger alarm management solution
You monitor and deliver therapies to high acuity patients with devices that generate a broad range of medical alarms. Some medical device alarms are actionable, calling for your in-person intervention, while others are simply informational, raising your awareness to conditions that might escalate and later require a bedside response.
Clinical alarms can present significant workflow challenges. Developing effective methods and incorporating proven technologies to manage alarms can generate many benefits. When you are ready to explore possibilities that could increase efficiency, reduce cost, improve the safety of patients and satisfaction of care providers, and at the same time maintain the highest care standards, we are ready to help.
In a busy critical care unit with several patients, the volume of audible alarms is typically high. Signals can overlap and compete for the attention of care providers. As the number of medical devices featuring clinical alarms rises, and more patients are connected to them, the alarm management challenge grows more complex.
You want an alarm notification system that keeps your entire care team connected and aware of consequential changes in patient conditions and informed of past and ongoing clinical intervention.
One of the most advantageous times to evaluate your alarm response strategy is when you are replacing your patient monitoring system. The planning phase typically entails assessing workflows and the IT landscape to optimize the effectiveness of these new resources.
The Dräger Alarm Management Solution is your one-stop source for:
• Alarm auditing and reporting to gather and share core information
• Workflow consulting expertise to determine requirements
• Alarm management plan development to meet the National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 06.01.01
• Plan implementation to change the way people deal with alarms
Knowing best practice
When undertaking an initiative around clinical alarm management, reach out to those with experience. You will find that these organizations offer research, materials and tools that will get you off to a strong start and guide you to success.
Alarm management webinars
Alarm management resources
Top providers and Dräger working together for you
Partnering with top technology providers enables us to offer a range of scalable options that will fit both your clinical workflow and enterprise IT strategy. Our strong relationships ensure system compatibility with maximum reliability. In tandem with our technology partners, we at Dräger can develop an alarm management solution for your workplace and the way you work.
International standards for alarm management
Choose an alarm management solution that fulfills the clinical, administrative and reporting requirements of your region. Familiarizing yourself with the standards that regulate the producers of alarm management technologies will help you in evaluating the options.
ECRI has published the Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list annually since 2010. Alarm Hazards has been on every list since 2010, and topped the list very often.