Alarm Management

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 8, 2018

How Hospital Noise Impacts Patients—and How to Alleviate It

Hospitals are anything but quiet. The whish of automatic doors, squeaking carts, chatter in the hallways, and televisions blaring in the room next door can be […]
December 8, 2017

Why Improving Clinical Alerts Is Vital for Hospital Safety and Staff Retention

Alarm fatigue can lead to medical errors and an unsafe hospital culture, according to a recent medical informatics study. But that’s not all: A less considered, […]
June 22, 2017

How Hospitals Can Tackle Clinical Alarm Management Challenges

The proliferation of alarms on patient monitoring devices is one of the biggest patient safety challenges hospitals face. Though alarms provide clinicians with valuable insight into […]
June 8, 2017

Alarm Management Technologies Help Hospitals Improve Responsiveness

With the rising number of patient monitors and medical devices on the healthcare market, hospitals are seeing a growing need for platforms that can acquire, filter […]
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 […]
October 6, 2016

Why the Joint Commission’s clinical alarm safety move is a good one

Last week, HealthLeaders Senior Nursing Editor Jennifer Thew published an article on The Joint Commission’s call for improvements in clinical alarm safety and the role device […]
May 17, 2016

Alarm Management: Where We Are Vs. Where We Should Be

Imagine your home security system sounding an alarm at random intervals – and often for no urgent reason. If you are employed at a hospital, this […]