HTF 2011 Clinical Alarms Survey Utilized Worldwide for Assessing Alarm Hazards and Improvements(1/15/2016)
In 2011, the Healthcare Technology Foundation surveyed clinical staff, CEs, BMETs and other healthcare staff regarding clinical alarms. The 36 question survey was completed by 4278 individuals with the resulting white paper - 2011 National Clinical Alarms Survey: Perceptions, Issues, Improvements and Priorities. Since that time, HTF has received many requests to utilize the survey from leading medical centers such as The Johns Hopkins Hospital, UC Davis School of Nursing, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Mount Sinai Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, and other US institutions. In addition, Chungnam National University - South Korea, University of KwaZulu-Natal - South Africa, and Applied Science University – Jordan, are global healthcare institutions who have requested the HTF survey to improve alarm management in their locale. HTF is very pleased with the high interest in this tool for patient safety improvement.