Disturbing noise heard when walking through a hospital has been linked to a serious and sometimes fatal phenomenon known as alarm fatigue. Alarm fatigue is defined as sensory overload created by an immense number of alarms, which can be either true or false, actionable or nonactionable, and many that are deemed nuisance, all of which result in desensitization of clinicians.1 Excessive alarm noise has also been linked to sleep disturbances, impaired healing, intensive care unit delirium, decreased patient satisfaction scores, and burnout.2–4 Alarms hazards have become increasingly significant, and The Joint Commission issued a sentinel event alert directing hospitals to examine the influence of device alarms on patient safety. This led to the development of National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 06.01.01.5 Phase I requires hospitals to identify and manage alarms based on their data, whereas phase II requires hospitals...
Research Article| June 01 2018
Reducing Infusion Pump Alarms Through Structured Interventions
Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (2018) 23 (2): 87–95.
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Donna Matocha; Reducing Infusion Pump Alarms Through Structured Interventions. Journal of the Association for Vascular Access 1 June 2018; 23 (2): 87–95. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.java.2018.03.002
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