miércoles, 8 de febrero de 2017

Data-Driven Implementation of Alarm Reduction Interventions in a Cardiovascular Surgical ICU

Data-Driven Implementation of Alarm Reduction Interventions in a Cardiovascular Surgical ICU: Alarm fatigue in the ICU setting has been well documented in the literature. The ICU's
high-intensity environment requires staff's vigilant attention, and distraction from
false and non-actionable alarms pulls staff away from important tasks, creates dissatisfaction,
and is a potential patient safety risk if alarms are missed or ignored. This project
was intended to improve patient safety by optimizing alarm systems in a cardiovascular
surgical intensive care unit (CVSICU). Specific aims were to examine nurses' attitudes
toward clinical alarm signals, assess nurses' ability to discriminate audible alarm
signals, and implement a bundled set of best practices for monitor alarm reduction
without undermining patient safety.

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