Alarm Fatigue

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A Burden Without Benefit? The Predictive Accuracy of Inpatient Telemetry Alarms for Ward Patient Outcomes

Background: Previous studies examining continuous patient monitoring in the ICU and emergency department suggest that substantial telemetry alarm burden combined with a high proportion of false positive alerts may jeopardize patient outcomes. Currently, little is [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Quality Improvement, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on A Burden Without Benefit? The Predictive Accuracy of Inpatient Telemetry Alarms for Ward Patient Outcomes

A Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Approach to Reducing Excessive Telemetry Alarms on Med-Surg Units

Background: Alarm fatigue is a serious patient safety issue and represents a 2015 National Patient Safety Goal.  False alarms can mask true alarms, and may contribute to suboptimal patient care practices.  Cardiac telemetry monitoring in [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Innovations Abstracts, Patient Safety|Comments Off on A Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Approach to Reducing Excessive Telemetry Alarms on Med-Surg Units

Fixing What Is Broken: Quality Improvement in the Critical Lab Value Process

Background: Critical lab values are those results that require rapid notification to clinical staff so that urgent interventions can be made to avoid morbidity or mortality. The Joint Commission requires that hospitals have an effective [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Finalist, Innovations Abstracts, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on Fixing What Is Broken: Quality Improvement in the Critical Lab Value Process

REDUCING INAPPROPRIATE TELEMETRY USE – A MULTIMODAL INTERVENTION

Background: Overuse of non-ICU continuous cardiac (telemetry) monitoring is a well-documented problem that leads to increased hospital cost, alarm fatigue, nursing time loss, and patient discomfort. It is often ordered for detection of clinical deterioration [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:53+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on REDUCING INAPPROPRIATE TELEMETRY USE – A MULTIMODAL INTERVENTION

Systematic Review of Physiologic Monitor Alarm Characteristics and Pragmatic Interventions to Reduce Alarm Frequency

Background: Clinicians rely on physiologic monitor alarms to notify them of their patients’ changing vital signs. Currently, alarms occur very frequently and usually do not warrant clinical intervention. High alarm burden can lead to alarm [...]

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