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2014-05-20 12:32:44

CHICAGO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alarm fatigue, which can occur when physicians and nurses become desensitized to clinical alarms, could be reduced by improving the training of clinicians and customizing the default settings on alarms used to monitor patients, leading opioid safety experts said in a recent webinar. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131024/CG03341LOGO Hosted by the Premier Safety Institute as part of its Advisor Live series, the March 4 webinar included: --...

2014-03-31 23:31:09

NiQ Health’s CarePlus™ Nurse Call System Working to Improve International Healthcare Concerns Over Alarm Management in Acute Care Environments Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 One of the most significant and pressing issues in today’s acute health care scene is that of alarm management. Patients are often connected to several medical devices which can alert clinicians and caregivers to hundreds of alarms per patient, per day. These devices are of huge importance to patient...

2014-02-05 23:26:11

Alarm fatigue has just been listed as a top safety concern for hospitals - Portner & Shure shows you how to avoid becoming just another statistic Columbia, MD (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Alarm fatigue is a symptom of the ongoing alerts from patient monitors in hospitals. Having just been named a top hospital safety concern, there are ways to avoid the risk it causes. Alarms in hospitals are little codes that alert doctors and nurses of changing conditions in patients who are being...

2014-01-24 12:23:14

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a National Patient Safety Goal of The Joint Commission, "alarm fatigue" - which occurs when hospital staffs become desensitized, overwhelmed or distracted by the myriad patient alarms that sound off around them each day - is now one of the most widely discussed issues in healthcare. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131024/CG03341LOGO) The dialogue continued at the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA) Annual Meeting held Jan....

2014-01-22 12:26:01

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Alarm fatigue" - which can lead to serious and sometimes fatal consequence for patients -- is rated as a top concern by 19 out of every 20 hospitals in the U.S., according to a new national survey presented at the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA) Annual Meeting held in Orlando Jan. 15-18. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131024/CG03341LOGO) "Hospitals are greatly concerned about alarm fatigue because it interferes with patient...

2013-11-01 23:20:46

Using Technology and Engineering to Combat Alarm Fatigue in MRI Facilities (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 The growing problem of “alarm fatigue” in hospitals was highlighted in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, October 23rd, noting that the ECRI Institute has identified alarm fatigue as the top health care technology hazard in 2013. Metrasens, world leaders in the provision of ferromagnetic detection systems (FMDs) to enhance the safety of MRI facilities, has long recognized this...

2013-08-08 23:19:18

An attorney with The Cagle Law Firm cites a new report showing that the chaos and indifference caused by frequent alarms from monitors and other devices in hospitals often lead to medical errors that can cause injuries or even death. St. Louis, Mo. (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Walk through a hallway in a hospital and you’ll hear it, the constant beeping of medical alarms and machines. Medical personnel can get so accustomed to the racket that they ignore actual emergencies with potentially...

2013-05-24 23:37:16

Critical Response Systems (CRS), a provider of leading-edge, mission-critical communication systems, announced today that the company has developed a solution to relieve “alarm fatigue” in hospitals. Norcross, GA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Critical Response Systems (CRS), a provider of leading-edge, mission-critical communication systems, announced today that the company has developed a solution to relieve “alarm fatigue” in hospitals. Alarm fatigue is the result of the...

Alarm Fatigue In Hospitals: Sentinel Event Alert
2013-04-10 06:10:26

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A Sentinel Event Alert issued by The Joint Commission suggests that nurses, physicians and other health care providers can become desensitized to the sound of alarms alerting them to potentially dangerous conditions involving their patients. The report uses the term “alarm fatigue” to describe the phenomenon potentially responsible for over 500 deaths over a five year period. The Joint Commission...


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