About the Survey
You are invited to participate in a research study developed and administered by the HealthCare Technology Foundation (HTF) to ascertain attitudes and practices of health care personnel related to clinical alarms. With clinical alarms still among the top health technology hazards, HTF is conducting this survey to determine the effect of recent improvement efforts, including the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal on Alarm Management. The results of this survey will help to inform the health care community about the current status of issues related to clinical alarms and perhaps provide ideas for targeted areas for improvement.
This survey has 37 multiple choice and free-text questions and should take you no longer than 15 minutes to complete. The survey has two sections:
A. Work-related demographics
B. Alarm-related information
The study is conducted by Marjorie Funk, PhD, RN, Professor at the Yale University School of Nursing and a member of the Board of Directors of the HTF. This survey will update the HTF surveys administered in 2006 and 2011 to determine changes in the perception of clinical alarm-related issues, event occurrence, improvement measures, and the priority for action.
The survey ends on May 15, 2016. Participation in this study is completely voluntary. Information will be collected using an anonymous Survey Monkey® survey that does not track participant information or IP address. There will be no identifiable information obtained. You should not expect any direct benefit as a result of participating in this research, and you will not be compensated for your participation.
About HealthCare Technology Foundation (HTF):
HTF is a non-profit organization promoting the development, application, and support of safe and effective healthcare technologies.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you.