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Managing Alarms in Acute Care Across the Life Span: Electrocardiography and Pulse Oximetry.

Managing Alarms in Acute Care Across the Life Span: Electrocardiography and Pulse Oximetry. Crit Care Nurse. 2018;38(2):e16-e20. doi:10.4037/ccn2018468.

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June 27, 2018
Crit Care Nurse. 2018;38(2):e16-e20.

Overexposure to clinical alarms can contribute to burnout, errors of omission, and staff fatigue. This guideline suggests improvements for both frontline nurses and nursing leaders to enhance the management of electrocardiogram and pulse oximetry monitoring to reduce false alarms and alarm fatigue.

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Managing Alarms in Acute Care Across the Life Span: Electrocardiography and Pulse Oximetry. Crit Care Nurse. 2018;38(2):e16-e20. doi:10.4037/ccn2018468.