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Walking tour could reveal problems with clinical alarms
Listen to experiences of frontline providers
A walking tour of each patient care area that includes clinical alarms could reveal both problems and solutions you might not otherwise consider, says Britton Berek, CCE, MBA, associate director of the standards interpretation group for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. He advises talking to both unit managers and frontline providers to hear their experiences.
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