Alarm Management Reports

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Alarm Management Reports

Quickly identifies which devices in your environment produce the most alarms.

  1. When logged into SafeNSound, select the Reports icon along the left navigation bar.
  2. Select Alarm Management category.
  3. Select a specific Alarm report to review.

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Alarm Summary

The Alarm Summary report can also be customized. The report provides the following information:

  • Quickly identifies which devices in your environment produce the most alarms.
  • Determines if parameters for specific devices need to be reviewed to reduce alarms.
  • Compares your policies by floor, department, or facility from a device level.
  • Select any time range, or custom select dates using the calendar.

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Alarms by Device

This report can report on the top 15 alarms. This report provides the following information:

  • Quickly identifies which devices in your environment produce the most alarms.
  • Determines if parameters for specific devices need to be reviewed to reduce alarms.
  • Compares your policies by floor, department, or facility from a device level.
  • Identifies the monitors and telemetry devices individually.

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Review

  • Selecting the Review button allows for a quick review of any specific device, bedside monitor, or telemetry transmitter.
  • Track start and end times for each alarm, the type, and specific alarm.
  • View data such as Value, Over Limit, Priority level, Alarm Acknowledgment and Duration.

 

Alarm Modeling

Understanding the effect of alarm modifications can be a cumbersome process.  Gathering baseline data, making the change, and then measuring the changes takes time and acceptance of risk. The Alarm Modeling tool in SNS helps to speed up the time and accuracy before making changes to the physical device. Alarm Modeling reviews your actual alarms over the selected period of time and allows you to run a real-world scenario on how a change to the default parameter would decrease or increase the number of alarms based on the start value of an alarm. 

Example: You have 10000 low SpO2 alarms in the last 2 weeks with a default low limit of 90%. Enter a new low limit of 88%, click update, and you will see that alarms you would have experienced is now 8500 (decreased by 15%).  This whole process took less than a minute.  Traditional alarm changes would have taken weeks to months. 

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Note:

Running scenarios does not change your parameter – it is a visual representation of how a change could impact the alarm totals.

 

General Alarms Report

  • General Alarms are important to track to ensure your expectations are being met.
  • Filter any alarm type to view only that information.
  • Study data for the specific alarm types with the click of the Review button.

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Limit Alarms Report

  • Limit Alarms may also be filtered and reviewed.
  • This report tracks user acknowledge count, average time to acknowledge, and average alarm duration.

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Noise Alarms Report

  • Noise alarms are viewable for each device, department, or facility.
  • Choose a time frame to view the report, as well as export the report, if necessary.

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