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Journal Article > Review
Simpson KR, Lyndon A, Davidson LA. Nurs Womens Health. 2016;20:358-366.
Labor and delivery care is considered high risk for sentinel events should something go wrong. This review discusses how audible surveillance in this setting can contribute to alert fatigue and distraction among nurses and raises concerns that no standards exist to improve the effectiveness of electronic fetal monitoring.
Legislation/Regulation > Sentinel Event Alerts
Sentinel Event Alert. January 26, 2010;(44):1-4.
The Joint Commission issues Sentinel Event Alerts to highlight areas of high risk and to promote the rapid adoption of risk reduction strategies. Adherence to these recommendations is then assessed as part of Joint Commission accreditation surveys at health care organizations nationwide. This recently retired alert targets prevention of maternal death and highlights the need to manage blood pressure, pay attention to vital signs following cesarean delivery, and hemorrhage. The alert also provides recommendations around educational strategies, identifying specific clinical triggers for action, and conducting adequate risk assessments. As of September 2016, current guidance will being distributed by a new initiative.