R3 Report Issue 5: Alarm System Safety

The requirement addressed in this issue of RReport is a National Patient Safety Goal® (NPSG) that is effective January 1, 2014 for hospitals and critical access hospitals. As noted in the elements of performance below, the NPSG will be implemented in two phases. The first phase heightens awareness of the potential risks associated with clinical alarms, and the second phase introduces requirements to mitigate those risks.

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