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Journal Article > Study
Kizzier-Carnahan V, Artis KA, Mohan V, Gold JA. J Patient Saf. 2019;15;246-250.
This study found that laboratory values designated as "abnormal" or "panic" in the electronic health record, which are considered passive alerts, are very common for patients in the intensive care unit. The authors suggest that these passive alerts contribute to the pervasive problem of alert fatigue in the intensive care unit.
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Elizabeth A. Henneman, RN, PhD; May 2007
A young woman with Takayasu's arteritis, a vascular condition that can cause BP differences in each arm, was mistakenly placed on a powerful intravenous vasopressor because of a spurious low BP reading. The medication could have led to serious complications.