Alarm Monitoring Standards
The Alarm Management Work Group is an inter-regional and multidisciplinary group that works with alarm notification system (Emergin) setting standards and resolving issues. They have recently been tasked by the four hospital regions to establish, implement, and audit for compliance a national monitoring standard for adult telemetry and step down units. Nursing representatives from each region have been appointed by their nurse executives and Dr. Eugene Cheng has agreed to serve as the co-chair. Dr. Cheng also serves as the chair of the Biomedical Device Integration Council as well as the co-chair of the Physiological Monitoring Core Group. In addition to the clinical members the group has consultants from regional and national Clinical Technology, NFS IT and CD BIO IT.