Alarm Fatigue: Use of an Evidence-Based Alarm Management Strategy

Jacob W. Turmell, Lola Coke, Rachel Catinella, Tracy Hosford, Amy Majeski

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to describe the impact of an evidence-based alarm management strategy on patient safety. An alarm management program reduced alarms up to 30%. Evaluation of patients on continuous cardiac monitoring showed a 3.5% decrease in census. This alarm management strategy has the potential to save $136 500 and 841 hours of registered nurses' time per year. No patient harm occurred during the 2-year project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-54
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of nursing care quality
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • alarm fatigue
  • alarm management
  • alarms
  • cardiac monitoring
  • telemetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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