Journal Article
Study

Nursing assessment of continuous vital sign surveillance to improve patient safety on the medical/surgical unit.

Watkins T; Whisman L; Booker P.

This before-and-after study of continuous vital sign monitoring on medical/surgical inpatient units revealed that there was no reported alert fatigue and nurses perceived improved patient safety. This suggests that continuous vital sign monitoring may be a valuable method for nurses to enhance safety in inpatient ward settings.