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Patient safety implications of electronic alerts and alarms of maternal–fetal status during labor.

Simpson KR, Lyndon A, Davidson LA. Patient Safety Implications of Electronic Alerts and Alarms of Maternal - Fetal Status During Labor. Nurs Womens Health. 2016;20(4):358-66. doi:10.1016/j.nwh.2016.07.004.

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August 31, 2016
Simpson KR, Lyndon A, Davidson LA. Nurs Womens Health. 2016;20(4):358-66.

Labor and delivery care is considered high risk for sentinel events should something go wrong. This review discusses how audible surveillance in this setting can contribute to alert fatigue and distraction among nurses and raises concerns that no standards exist to improve the effectiveness of electronic fetal monitoring.

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Simpson KR, Lyndon A, Davidson LA. Patient Safety Implications of Electronic Alerts and Alarms of Maternal - Fetal Status During Labor. Nurs Womens Health. 2016;20(4):358-66. doi:10.1016/j.nwh.2016.07.004.

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