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Extension Healthcare Hosts Hospital Alarm Fitness Boot Camp

Extension Healthcare announced today that it will host a four-part webinar series to guide hospitals seeking accreditation for The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal for clinical alarm safety. Accrediting hospitals must establish clinical alarm safety as a hospital priority by July 1, 2014.

Beginning with the first webinar on June 24, the series will offer guidance that will help hospitals implement an effective alarm safety strategy to ensure compliance with TJC. Industry experts and Extension customers like Palomar Health will discuss how to develop comprehensive and sustainable alarm management policies and processes that eliminate non-actionable alarms, reduce alarm fatigue, and protect patients from unnecessary safety risks.

Each webinar is planned in succession; registrants are encouraged to attend all four presentations to understand the full scope of alarm management and the range of guidance available. By the end of the series, attendees will have the knowledge to steer their alarms committee down the path to compliance.

The webinar series is geared toward hospital leaders and members of alarm safety committees including Nurse, IT, and Biomed Directors and Executives, RNs, Respiratory Therapists, and Directors of Quality and Risk Management. The series may also be of interest to industry analysts, media, and other organizations promoting alarm safety. Those who recently attended the Extension Healthcare-sponsored AAMI/HTSI clinical alarms webinar series will also find additional value in this series.

Those interested in hearing the panel of experts present on alarm safety strategies can register by clicking on any of the links below. Registrants need only submit their registration form for any single event to be automatically registered for the entire series.

1. Clinical Alarms Basic Training – June 24, 2014 1-2pm EDT
2. Alarm Safety: Conditioning and Cross Training – July 16, 2014 1-2pm EDT
3. Alarm Safety: Keep Moving and Get Results – August 27, 2014 1-2pm EDT
4. Best Practices to Being Alarm Fit – September 24, 2014 1-2pm EDT

About Extension Healthcare

Extension Healthcare is leading the industry into the next generation of clinical alarm safety systems. Extension has merged advanced alarm management software with an innovative communications approach that enables clinical collaboration to occur in response to patient-related critical events via event driven secure text messaging and voice. The Extension Engage™ solution provides an advanced clinical rules and workflow engine that delivers intelligent notifications based on key contextual alarm, patient, and care team data. These intelligent notifications are securely routed to the appropriate staff members via their preferred communications device to support informed clinical engagement across the complete hospital enterprise. Through Extension Engage, clinicians can instantly initiate informed responses to critical events through secure text response and voice call and engage their patients and other members of the care team from any location. Extension Engage Medical Device Alarm Notification has been granted FDA 510k Class II clearance for secondary notification.

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