The AAMI Foundation’s National Coalition for Infusion Therapy Safety, launched in March 2015, is promoting the adoption of specific safety practices in four critical areas of infusion therapy to help ensure patient safety during IV infusions. This Quick Guide targets one of those areas: optimizing patient outcomes.
In the battle to reduce the cacophony of noise from clinical alarms, hospitals are now beginning to expand their focus from physiological monitors to include infusion pump alarms. There are very few patients who complete a hospitalization without being on an infusion pump, and the sheer number of infusion pumps across the healthcare continuum creates a major source of noise in the clinical environment. This guide provides hospitals with actionable information on techniques to reduce pump alarms.
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