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- Medical Alarm Design
Journal Article > Review
Bach TA, Berglund L, Turk E. BMJ Open Qual. 2018;7:e000202.
Alarm fatigue limits the utility of physiologic monitoring devices intended to keep hospitalized patients safe. The authors conducted a literature review and interviewed experts to identify best practices to optimize device alarms. They present a step-by-step guide to alarm improvement that incorporates a human factors engineering approach.
Journal Article > Study
Donohue LA, Endacott R. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2010;26:10-17.
This qualitative study found that nurses relied on their clinical judgment, rather than formal track and trigger systems, to determine when a patient required urgent assistance.