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Alarm Fatigue: It's alarming...

4: It's quite alarming... Alarm fatigue occurs when hospital staff become desensitized to alarm alerts causing missed alarms or delayed response 216 deaths #1 Hazard ) Between 2005 and 2010, alarm fatigue caused 216 hospital deaths Voted the top technology hazard of 2012 by ECRI, beating out 2011's radiation exposure 90% are 942 alarms each day »> %3D unanswered 942 alarms sound off each day in a typical 15-bed unit 1 alarm every 90 seconds » Alarms are reported to be unanswered 90% of the time It's no wonder that alarm fatigue is so prevalent Locate > Locate the source of each alarm Limit » Limit active alarms based on patient needs Volume » Set volume accordingly How can alarm fatigue be prevented? CHG Sources The Boston Globe: ECRI: Macleans:'alarm-fatigue-and-how-all-those-bells-interfere-with-sleep-and-healing/ HOSPITAL BEDS

Alarm Fatigue: It's alarming...

shared by chgbeds on Jun 12
A typical 15-bed hospital unit experiences 942 high-priority monitoring alarms each day.1 That’s almost 63 alarms per bed each day, or 40 alarms that nurses are required to tend to each hour. With s...


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