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Ongoing management of monitor alarms is important for reducing alarm fatigue among clinicians (e.g., nurses, physicians). Strategies to enhance clinician engagement in active alarm management in pediatric acute care have not been well explored. Access to alarm summary metrics may enhance clinician engagement. To lay the foundation for intervention development, we sought to identify functional specifications for formulating, packaging, and delivering alarm metrics to clinicians. Our team of clinician scientists and human factors engineers conducted focus groups with clinicians from medical-surgical inpatient units in a children's hospital. We inductively coded transcripts, developed codes into themes, and grouped themes into "current state" and "future state." We conducted five focus groups with 13 clinicians (eight registered nurses and five doctors of medicine). In the current state, information exchanged among team members about alarm burden is initiated by nurses on an ad hoc basis. For a future state, clinicians identified ways in which alarm metrics could help them manage alarms and described specific information, such as alarm trends, benchmarks, and contextual data, that would support decision-making. We developed four recommendations for future strategies to enhance clinicians' active management of patient alarms: (1) formulate alarm metrics for clinicians by categorizing alarm rates by type and summarizing alarm trends over time, (2) package alarm metrics with contextual patient data to facilitate clinicians' sensemaking, (3) deliver alarm metrics in a forum that facilitates interprofessional discussion, and (4) provide clinician education to establish a shared mental model about alarm fatigue and evidence-based alarm-reduction strategies.