Perspectives on Safety
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with commentary by Samantha Jacques, PhD, and Eric Williams, MD, MS, MMM, Alert and Alarm Fatigue, May 2016
This piece describes strategies to reduce alarm fatigue in hospitals, including educating staff and patients, customizing alarm settings, and performing maintenance of lead wires.
Alert and Alarm Fatigue, May 2016
Dr. Drew is the David Mortara Distinguished Professor of Physiological Nursing and Clinical Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco. We spoke with her about the perils and prevalence of alert fatigue.
The Transformation of Patient Safety at the VA, September 2006
James P. Bagian, MD, is the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Patient Safety. Dr. Bagian began his career as a mechanical engineer, then became a physician, trained in surgery and anesthesia. A NASA Astronaut for 15 years, he flew on two space shuttle flights. In 2001, the American Medical Association awarded him the Nathan S. Davis Award for outstanding public service in the advancement of public health. We asked Dr. Bagian to speak with us about his experience transforming safety at in Veterans Affairs hospitals nationwide.