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Alert

(əlûrt`), settlement, on Ellesmere Island, extreme N Nunavut Territory, Canada, on the Arctic Ocean. It is the most northerly permanent settlement in the world. The settlement has a radio and meteorological station and a landing strip operated jointly by Canada and the United States.

alert

[ə′lərt]
(ordnance)
A state of readiness against impending danger or for going into action.

alert

A notification to a position that there is an aircraft-to-aircraft or aircraft-to-airspace conflict, as detected by automated problem detection (APD).

alert

(operating system)
/*'l*rt/ An audible and/or visual message intended to inform a system's users or administrators about a change in the operating conditions of that system or about some kind of error condition. In a graphical user interface, an alert would typically be displayed as a small window containing the message and a button to click to dismiss the window.

alert

(1) A sound or message that indicates some predefined event has occurred or a selected operation is about to be performed. The terms "alert" and "alarm" are sometimes used synonymously; however, an alert is more of a warning in advance, whereas an alarm signals that the event or error has occurred. See alarm.

(2) A document with urgent information about a threat or vulnerability such as CIAC Bulletins at http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHome.html.
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* Determine interruptive versus non interruptive alerts (active versus passive):Serious warnings like drug allergy alerts are better as interruptive, while low-risk drug interactions may be better as non interruptive.
The charity Missing People works with NCACeop to manage the dissemination of alerts to the public alongside the investigating police force, who inform local media contacts.
"We had a media event in the Assembly and we had all the politicians there explaining to them how Missing People the charity interact with the police to get these alerts out.
While active, interactive, and passive CDS for medications are all important, this article focuses exclusively on active CDS for "common alerts," meaning drug-allergy, drug interaction, and dose-check alerts that are based on predefined drug knowledge bases such as those provided by commercial vendors including First Databank (South San Francisco, CA), Cerner Multum (Denver, CO), and the MediSpan (Indianapolis, IN) subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer Health.
It says account's authorised signatory or contact person can get subscribed to the following SMS Alerts.
According to the Mirror, these services, who have signed up for the alert system, would be able to mark certain tweets as alerts by putting an orange bell next to them to stand out to followers.
By having access to alerts, newsletters, or other information related to patient safety, a nurse can increase situational awareness of patient safety issues.
The 2014 Impala, which was launched in Oman recently, is the latest addition to Chevrolet's pasA[degrees] senger car lineA[degrees]up and provides advanced safety technologies, including forward collision alert, lane departure warning, side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, rear camera and rearA[degrees]park assist.
The expansion of news sources, the prevalence of breaking news on a multitude of channels, and the always present need to know the latest give alerts an appealing allure.
Only alerts relevant to those chosen topics will be sent.
Systems are implemented with patient-safety alerts, a CDS tool that helps physicians recognize when a physician needs to be made aware of any of a variety of possible situations, such as when a patient shouldn't take a prescription order for reasons such as drug interaction, drug allergies or dose-range checking.
Three main approaches have been used in the literature for correlating alerts in attack scenarios.