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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Alarm management: promoting safety and establishing guidelines.

Criscitelli T. AORN journal. 2016;103:518-21.

Alarms contribute to distractions, fatigue, and lack of concentration, which can result in patient harm. This commentary examines the problem in ambulatory surgery centers and summarizes resources and recommendations currently available to help staff manage alarms in this setting.