Journal Article

Video analysis of factors associated with response time to physiologic monitor alarms in a children's hospital.

Bonafide CP; Localio AR; Holmes JH; Nadkarni VM; Stemler S; MacMurchy M; Zander M; Roberts KE; Lin R; Keren R.

Bedside monitors alert nurses to clinical deterioration. This prospective observational study examined nurse responses to bedside physiologic monitors. The mean response time was over 10 minutes. Less than 1% of alarms were actionable, underscoring the importance of addressing alarm fatigue.