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Data-driven implementation of alarm reduction interventions in a cardiovascular surgical ICU.

Allan SH, Doyle PA, Sapirstein A, et al. Data-Driven Implementation of Alarm Reduction Interventions in a Cardiovascular Surgical ICU. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017;43(2):62-70. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2016.11.004.

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February 8, 2017
Allan SH, Doyle PA, Sapirstein A, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017;43:62-70.

Reducing the number of alarms can help alleviate alarm fatigue and the associated patient safety hazards. In this study, researchers successfully implemented a number of interventions which led to a 61% decrease in average alarms per monitored bed in a cardiovascular surgical intensive care unit and a reduction in cardiorespiratory events.

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Allan SH, Doyle PA, Sapirstein A, et al. Data-Driven Implementation of Alarm Reduction Interventions in a Cardiovascular Surgical ICU. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017;43(2):62-70. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2016.11.004.