Sounds good: the bright future of clinical alarm management initiatives.

TitleSounds good: the bright future of clinical alarm management initiatives.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsRuppel H, Bonafide CP
JournalBMJ Qual Saf
Date Published2020 Feb 21
ISSN2044-5423
Abstract

For decades, those working in hospitals normalised the incessant alarms from medical devices as a necessary, almost comforting, reality of a high tech industry. While nurses drowned in excessive, frequently uninformative alarms, other members of the healthcare team often paid little attention. Fortunately, times are changing and managing alarm fatigue is now a key patient safety priority in acute care environments.

DOI10.1136/bmjqs-2019-010561
Alternate JournalBMJ Qual Saf
PubMed ID32086299