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Managing alarm systems for quality and safety in the hospital setting.

Bach TA, Berglund L-M, Turk E. Managing alarm systems for quality and safety in the hospital setting. BMJ Open Qual. 2018;7(3):e000202. doi:10.1136/bmjoq-2017-000202.

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November 14, 2018
Bach TA, Berglund L-M, Turk E. BMJ Open Qual. 2018;7(3):e000202.
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Alarm fatigue limits the utility of physiologic monitoring devices intended to keep hospitalized patients safe. The authors conducted a literature review and interviewed experts to identify best practices to optimize device alarms. They present a step-by-step guide to alarm improvement that incorporates a human factors engineering approach.

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Bach TA, Berglund L-M, Turk E. Managing alarm systems for quality and safety in the hospital setting. BMJ Open Qual. 2018;7(3):e000202. doi:10.1136/bmjoq-2017-000202.

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