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

Turmell JW, Coke L, Catinella R, et al. Alarm Fatigue. J Nurs Care Qual. 2016;32(1):47-54. doi:10.1097/ncq.0000000000000223.

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September 14, 2016
Turmell JW, Coke L, Catinella R, et al. J Nurs Care Qual. 2016;32(1):47-54.

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.

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Turmell JW, Coke L, Catinella R, et al. Alarm Fatigue. J Nurs Care Qual. 2016;32(1):47-54. doi:10.1097/ncq.0000000000000223.

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