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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.
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Effects of an intervention to increase bed alarm use to prevent falls in hospitalized patients: a cluster randomized trial.
Shorr RI, Chandler AM, Mion LC, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2012;157:692-699.
In this randomized controlled trial, use of a standardized bed alarm system did not reduce falls in elderly hospitalized patients compared with usual care.
Olson J. Star Tribune. February 9, 2015.
Vanderveen T. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. November/December 2014;11:38-40,42-45.
Spotlighting the growing concern around alarm fatigue, this magazine article provides an overview of efforts to augment alarm management and offers recommendations for hospitals working to reduce unnecessary alarms, including eliciting insights from nursing staff about areas for improvement and performing direct observations in patient care settings to monitor frequency of alarms.