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2013-11-21 16:29:49

New DynAMo Alarm Suite Helps Industrial Plant Operators Identify and Address Most Important Automation Alarms HOUSTON, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Process plants and pipelines generate thousands of alarms from their automation systems every day -- many of which are not serious. Control room operators must then quickly distinguish between routine process alarms and critical alarms that warn of operating problems or safety issues. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2013-10-02 23:25:42

A personal alarm system can be used by individuals anywhere, and is a great way to protect personal security. The home security professionals at SecuritySystemReviews.com created a list of tips to utilize during the purchasing process. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 A personal alarm system is one that is used primarily to deter attackers, by emitting a loud, attention-grabbing sound. It is essentially a wireless security system for individuals, as opposed to homes....

2013-09-23 23:26:13

You can avoid false alarms from lightning strikes, high winds, power surges, and power interruptions by following these recommendations from the False Alarm Reduction Association. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Beware of Mother Nature Mother Nature can cause havoc with your alarm system. Public Safety response to alarms caused by storms are considered false and may be costly in terms of false alarm fines and in some jurisdictions, suspension of law enforcement response. You...

2013-06-28 23:27:06

Cartell is providing home-based and small businesses with an innovative new way to provide their customers with better, more personal service. Cartell DriveGuard driveway alarms can alert business operators earlier when customers arrive. Lancaster, PA (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Cartell DriveGuard driveway alarms are offering a new way for home-based and small businesses to improve customer service and enhance security by knowing when a vehicle pulls into their driveway. Cartell is a leading...

2013-06-19 12:26:40

CHICAGO, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety recently released three lessons to reduce alarm fatigue. The need to urgently address this issue has been emphasized by The Joint Commission in its Sentinel Event Alert #50, "Medical device alarm safety in hospitals." According to The Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert database, between January 2008 and June 2012, there were 98 alarm related events reported, of which: 80 resulted in death (82%)...

2013-06-14 23:18:15

New technology to automatically detect senior falls is not reliable, says Bay Alarm Medical in recent blog post. Pacheco, CA (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 The risk of accidental falls has long been a health concern for senior citizens. Now new technology promises to automatically detect senior falls and send an emergency medical alarm when they occur. While the technology is exciting, it is not yet reliable, warns leading medical alert system provider Bay Alarm Medical in a recent blog post....

2013-04-10 12:21:32

Carbon monoxide sensor offers longest length of protection while eliminating common annoyances MEBANE, N.C., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kidde, the world's largest manufacturer of fire safety products, has expanded its Worry-Free product line to include the first and only UL-listed carbon monoxide (CO) alarms proven to provide a decade of protection - up to twice the lifespan in other available alarms. Like the Kidde Worry-Free smoke alarms, the CO alarms contain a sealed-in...

Alarm Fatigue In Hospitals: Sentinel Event Alert
2013-04-10 06:10:26

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A Sentinel Event Alert issued by The Joint Commission suggests that nurses, physicians and other health care providers can become desensitized to the sound of alarms alerting them to potentially dangerous conditions involving their patients. The report uses the term “alarm fatigue” to describe the phenomenon potentially responsible for over 500 deaths over a five year period. The Joint Commission...

2012-11-19 16:32:56

MEBANE, N.C., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A smoke alarm's low battery chirp is the number one home fire safety complaint among American homeowners who participated in a recent survey conducted by Kelton on behalf of Kidde, the leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products. In fact, 61 percent of respondents have left their alarm without a working battery. Kidde's new Worry-Free line of smoke alarms with a 10-year sealed-in lithium battery aims to solve common consumer complaints...

2012-11-15 12:27:21

CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to ECRI Institute, an independent, nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of patient care, alarm hazards are the number-one health technology hazard for 2013. In its report, Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2013, ECRI states:Medical device alarms perform an essential patient safety function. Physiologic monitors, medical telemetry units, ventilators, infusion...