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Journal Article

Alarm fatigue: impacts on patient safety.

Ruskin KJ, Hueske-Kraus D. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2015;28(6):685-690.

Alarm fatigue is a recognized safety concern in health care. Exploring factors that contribute to alarm fatigue, this review outlines technical, organizational, and educational approaches to managing its effect on care safety. A recent WebM&M commentary provides an overview of alarm fatigue and describes ways to enhance alarm safety.