Project reduces ‘alarm fatigue’ in hospitals by 80 percent

The sound of monitor alarms in hospitals can save patients’ lives, but the frequency with which the monitors go off can also lead to ‘alarm fatigue,’ in which caregivers become densensitized to the ubiquitous beeping. Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have tackled this problem and developed a standardized, team-based approach to reducing cardiac monitor alarms. The process reduced the median number of daily cardiac alarms from 180 to 40. —> Read More Here


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *