Kim Scurr, VP of Operations, and Kevin Spolini, Manager of Nursing Informatics, detail the strategies used to manage care team communication and alarm notification at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. They cite real data on reducing alarms and improving patient safety by ensuring alarms are meaningful and actionable in accordance with National Patient Safety Goal 6.
- Working with manufacturers to optimize alarm middleware and mobile communication.
- Ensuring default parameters are appropriate and customized for the patient’s age.
- Optimizing monitor system settings for the patient population and the patient.