Journal Article

Alarm fatigue: use of an evidence-based alarm management strategy.

Turmell JW; Coke L; Catinella R; Hosford T; Majeski A.

Reducing nuisance alarms can address alarm fatigue and improve the safety of care. This commentary describes how one hospital utilized the Plan-Do-Study-Act model to design and implement an alarm monitoring strategy to decrease alarms and unnecessary continuous cardiac monitoring over a 2-year period. The authors summarize the results of the project and lessons learned.