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Alarm management: first things first: using reliable data to eliminate unnecessary alarms.

Vanderveen T. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. November/December 2014;11:38-40,42-45.

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December 10, 2014
Vanderveen T. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. November/December 2014;11:38-40,42-45.

Spotlighting the growing concern around alarm fatigue, this magazine article provides an overview of efforts to augment alarm management and offers recommendations for hospitals working to reduce unnecessary alarms, including eliciting insights from nursing staff about areas for improvement and performing direct observations in patient care settings to monitor frequency of alarms.