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Battling alarm fatigue in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Herrera H, Wood D. Battling alarm fatigue in the pediatric intensive care unit. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2023;35(3):347-355. doi:10.1016/j.cnc.2023.05.003.

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October 11, 2023
Herrera H, Wood D. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2023;35(3):347-355.
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Children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) require constant monitoring to detect early signs of worsening conditions. While these alerts from the monitors allow nurses and other staff to quickly intervene, alarm fatigue may set in, resulting in delayed responses. This article describes several causes for nonactionable or false alarms and makes recommendations to address them.

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Herrera H, Wood D. Battling alarm fatigue in the pediatric intensive care unit. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2023;35(3):347-355. doi:10.1016/j.cnc.2023.05.003.

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