Reducing Alarm Fatigue, Improving Patient Care

Posted by Cathy Swenson, RN, BSN, MA on March 29, 2018

Hospitals are noisy environments—just ask any nurse how many bells, whistles and alarms they hear during a 12-hour shift. Depending on the hospital unit, the number of alarms per patient per day can reach several hundred, resulting in thousands of alarm signals on every unit and tens of thousands throughout the hospital every day, according to the Joint Commission.

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Alarm Fatigue: Assessing the Risks for Caregivers and Patients

Posted by Brenda Aubin RN BSN on February 25, 2017

Spend time in any ICU, and you can’t miss the alarms. The blaring, incessant beeps that randomly erupt from machines around the bedside are startling at first, but the noise is so constant it eventually becomes part of the background. 

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Alarm Fatigue is Not the Only Serious Alarm Issue for Nursing Teams

Posted by Brenda Aubin RN BSN on October 21, 2016

Alarm fatigue has gotten a lot of press over the past few years, but it’s not the only dangerous alarm-related issue facing hospitals. A lesser-known condition is finally getting some much needed attention. It’s called “auditory masking,” and like its cousin, alarm fatigue, it threatens the safety of patients and the sanity of the nursing teams who care for them.

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Nurses Reducing Alarm Fatigue

Posted by Ellen Dennis on April 24, 2014

Article by: Debra Wood, RN, nursezone.com

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Hospitals Must Address 'Alarm Fatigue,' Joint Commission Says

Posted by Ellen Dennis on April 24, 2014

Article by: Ken Terry, Information Week

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Alarm Fatigue Plagues Hospitals. Again. Still.

Posted by Ellen Dennis on April 24, 2014

Article by: Tim Gee is Principal of Medical Connectivity Consulting.

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Alarm Fatigue

Posted by Ellen Dennis on April 24, 2014

Article from: rn.com, AMN Healthcare Education Services

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Monitor Alarm Fatigue: An Integrative Review

Posted by Ellen Dennis on April 24, 2014

Article by: Maria Cvach, MS, RN, CCRN

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An Evidence-Based Approach to Reduce Nuisance Alarms and Alarm Fatigue

Posted by Ellen Dennis on April 24, 2014

Article by: James Welch, CCE

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Some More Thoughts on Alarm Fatigue

Posted by Noble Sidekick on April 12, 2013

By David Condra, CEO Amplion Clinical Communications

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