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Journal Article
Study

Team-based intervention to reduce the impact of nonactionable alarms in an adult intensive care unit.

Yeh J, Wilson R, Young L, et al. Journal of nursing care quality. 2019.

Prior research has found that nonactionable alarms are common and contribute to alarm fatigue among providers in intensive care units. This single center study employed an interprofessional team-based approach to adjust the default thresholds for arrhythmias and specific parameters such as oxygen saturation, which resulted in a nearly 47% reduction in nonactionable alarms over a two-week period.