An overwhelming national response to the Healthcare Technology Foundation’s survey resulted in 4278 responders – 93% clinical staff – voicing their perceptions, issues, improvements and priorities about this highly visible, complex patient safety concern. The overall results and recommendations were distributed to the 298 attendees at the AAMI Medical Device Alarms Summit on October 4, 2011 in Herndon, VA to provide a foundational consensus statement from clinical staff. The summit was convened jointly by AAMI, the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE), the FDA, the ECRI Institute, and The Joint Commission. HTF was a supporting organization for the summit.
The survey was a project of HTF sponsored by AAMI, the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE), and Philips Healthcare. A PDF of survey results is available at the link below.
2011 National Clinical Alarms Survey (.pdf, 2.7Mb)
Additional publications will be developed focusing on demographic analyses and review of the 3132 free form comments.