The Joint Commission Announces New 2014 National Patient Safety Goal
In June 2013, The Joint Commission (TJC) approved new National Patient Safety Goal 6.01.01. Improve the safety of clinical alarm systems. This goal will be implemented in tow phases.
- In Phase 1, which begins January 2014, hospitals are required to establish clinical alarms as an organizational priority and to identify the most important alarms to manage based on the clinical needs of our patients.
- In Phase 2, which begins in January 2016, hospitals will be expected to develop and implement specific components of policies and procedures and to ensure staff are educated about alarm system management.