Making Chair Alarms Extinct: Strategies for Removal and Resident Safety - On-Demand

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Making Chair Alarms Extinct: Strategies for Removal and Resident Safety - On-Demand

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Available ON-DEMAND

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Presented by:
Diane L. Brown, BA, CPR

The use of chair alarms in long-term care facilities has for years been a way to protect residents from harm. But because they are reactive alert systems, they often cause more harm than good. In this 90-minute webcast, expert Diane L. Brown discusses the current regulations surrounding chair alarm use and the negative effects they have on residents and staff. In addition, she will define specific steps to remove these alarms from facilities and alternative measures staff members can take to anticipate a resident’s need prior to a fall.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • State the federal regulations concerning restraints and alarms
  • Recall three signs and symptoms of alarm fatigue
  • Anticipate residents’ needs prior to a fall occurring
  • Describe the steps to removing alarms from beds and chairs


  1. What do the federal regulations have to say?
  2. Defining “alarm fatigue”
  3. Replacement strategies
  4. Removing alarms from beds and chairs
  5. Lessons learned and outcomes obtained from the industry

Meet the Speaker

Diane L. Brown, BA, CPRA, regulatory specialist at HCPro, in Danvers, Mass., is a long-term care educator, consultant, editor, and author with more than 25 years of operational experience in healthcare. In her current role, she develops quality educational programs, provides custom training to facilities, and investigates new opportunities for business development. She is the lead instructor for HCPro's Survey Prep Boot Camp–Long-Term Care Version, Medicare Boot Camp®–Long-Term Care Version, and MDS 3.0 Boot Camp: Beyond the Basics. Her strong leadership, problem-solving, and team-building skills inspire possibilities, define innovative solutions, and motivate for outcomes.

Who Should Listen

  • Owners
  • Administrators
  • Directors of nursing
  • Nurse managers
  • Quality managers/risk managers
  • Staff nurses
  • Compliance officers

Webinar system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.

No problem. The On-Demand version is also available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value! 

Participation in this webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email if you have questions.