Journal Article

Novel approach to cardiac alarm management on telemetry units.

Whalen DA; Covelle PM; Piepenbrink JC; Villanova KL; Cuneo CL; Awtry EH.

The dangers of alarm fatigue are well recognized. In this study, after adjusting heart monitor alarms to only ring for relatively severe heart rates, audible alarms were reduced by 89%, patient and staff satisfaction improved, and no adverse events were identified.