Bernoulli Concludes Successful AAMI Foundation Patient Safety Event

Bernoulli client—the Hospital for Special Care—delivered presentation on ventilator alarm management

AAMI Foundation Patient Safety Event

AAMIRepresentatives from Bernoulli and its client, the Hospital for Special Care (HSC), joined 100+ attendees and 18 leading healthcare organizations at the AAMI Foundation’s regional meeting in Chicago. The two-day conference featured presentations on continuous monitoring of patients receiving opioids, alarm management and improvements to infusion therapy safety.

Connie Dills, MBA, RRT, RPFT, Respiratory Practice Manager at HSC, a Connecticut-based long-term acute-care (LTAC) hospital, delivered an insightful presentation detailing the success the hospital has had using the Bernoulli One™ platform to reduce and manage alarms on more than 100 ventilators in their facility. Results cited in Ms. Dills presentation included:

  • An 80% reduction in ventilator alarms that require clinical action
  • Enhanced ventilator alarm response time
  • No serious ventilator-related safety events in more than 13 years

A detailed case study of HSC’s successes with Bernoulli One™ can be found here.

“Alarm management and continuous monitoring for patients on opioids are two of the top patient safety priorities in healthcare today,” said Janet Dillione, CEO of Bernoulli. “Bernoulli OneTM supports hospitals and health systems in their efforts to achieve full compliance with the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) on clinical alarm safety and also enables continuous, real-time surveillance of patients connected to virtually any medical device. Our partnership with the AAMI Foundation allow us to engage with thought leaders on the frontlines as well as other industry partners to address these challenges.”

Other healthcare organizations that presented included Roper St. Francis Health System, St. Mary’s Health System, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Evergreen Health, Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Maryland Medical Center, Jefferson University Hospitals, Winchester, NCH Healthcare System, Hallmark Health, Western Maryland Health System, Allina Health, and Lancaster General Health. Bernoulli is a sponsoring partner of the AAMI Foundation’s Coalition for Alarm Management Safety and Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring for Patients on Opioids.