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Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. September 21, 2011.
Reporting on a patient death involving alarm fatigue, this newspaper article describes how one hospital adopted aggressive measures to prevent similar incidents.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. December 29, 2011.
This newspaper article reports on heart monitor use in the hospital and how it affects patient care.
Ryan J. All Things Considered. National Public Radio. October 16, 2013.
This radio news segment reports on patient falls, including risk factors and prevention strategies.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. February 13–14, 2011.
Knox R. Morning Edition. National Public Radio. January 27, 2014.
Olson J. Star Tribune. February 9, 2015.
Luthra S. Kaiser Health News. June 15, 2016.
Alert fatigue is known to contribute to medical error. This news article reports on the problem of clinically irrelevant alarms overwhelming clinicians and what hospitals and health information technology vendors are doing to decrease them. Strategies include applying human factors engineering concepts to alert triggers and designing spaces to reduce alarm-associated interruptions and fatigue.