Alarm Fatigue

May 31, 2018

2 Ways Hospitals Can Improve Alarm Management

Clinical alarms were designed with the best of intentions—to alert clinicians about patient emergencies or changes in patient conditions. Most bedside medical devices, such as monitors, […]
March 29, 2018

Reducing Alarm Fatigue, Improving Patient Care

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 […]
February 25, 2017

Alarm Fatigue: Assessing the Risks for Caregivers and Patients

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 […]
October 22, 2016

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

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 […]