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Stop the noise: a quality improvement project to decrease electrocardiographic nuisance alarms.

Sendelbach S, Wahl S, Anthony A, et al. Stop the Noise: A Quality Improvement Project to Decrease Electrocardiographic Nuisance Alarms. Crit Care Nurse. 2015;35(4):15-22; quiz 1p following 22. doi:10.4037/ccn2015858.

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August 19, 2015
Sendelbach S, Wahl S, Anthony A, et al. Crit Care Nurse. 2015;35(4):15-22; quiz 1p following 22.

Alert fatigue has been highlighted as a contributor to patient harm, but research examining interventions to improve alarm safety has been limited. This article describes an intervention that used baseline data and rapid process improvement design to reduce electrocardiographic and pulse oximetry alarms in a cardiovascular care unit.

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Sendelbach S, Wahl S, Anthony A, et al. Stop the Noise: A Quality Improvement Project to Decrease Electrocardiographic Nuisance Alarms. Crit Care Nurse. 2015;35(4):15-22; quiz 1p following 22. doi:10.4037/ccn2015858.