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April 25, 2014

The Joint Commission Requests Comments on Alarm Management

Now through February 26, The Joint Commission is requesting comments on a newly proposed National Patient Safety Goal (“NPSG”) on the management of alarms. Elements of Performance under the new Goal, numbered NPSG.06.01.01, include establishing alarm safety as a hospital priority, preparing an annual inventory of alarms, identifying the most important alarms to manage, establishing policies and procedures for managing the most important alarms, and educating staff members about alarm policies and procedures.

While the effective date of NPSG.06.01.01 is not currently known, the comment period gives providers an excellent opportunity to voice their opinions about the new NPSG.

For more information on the proposed NPSG and to submit comments, please use this link.

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William O. Jackson, health care, employment, attorney, von Briesen, law firm
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Bill Jackson is a member of the Health Care Practice Group where he focuses on both health law and employment law.

Prior to joining von Briesen & Roper, Bill worked as an Administrative Fellow at a hospital system in western Wisconsin. In this capacity, he worked on legal and administrative matters, including strategic planning, hospital program development, physician contracting, and compliance. Bill has also worked in the corporate office of a large, multistate hospital system and in administration at a community hospital.

During law school, Bill was a member of the...

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