Alarms Fatigue: How are you planning to meet this NPSG?

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    TJC made alarms management a national patient safety goal. Also AACN came out with some suggestions to reduce alarms. fatigue.

    National Patient Safety Goal on Alarm Management

    How is your hospital planning to meet this NPSG? Who is leading the effort biomed or nursing?
    Last edit by Joe V on Jul 31, '13
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    Where are the suggestions to reduce alarm fatigue? Would appreciate reading those, thanks.
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    Here is the link: Alarm Management
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    Thank you!!


    Eta - oh darn I was hoping it was about bed alarms! But still a great read!
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    Why would bed alarms be treated any differently? Trying to understand. All of these alarms from IV Pump, to Low Battery on WoW to Fall risk devices contribute to alarm fatigue in my view.
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    Quote from Chinmay Singh
    Why would bed alarms be treated any differently? Trying to understand. All of these alarms from IV Pump, to Low Battery on WoW to Fall risk devices contribute to alarm fatigue in my view.
    It didn't seem like it was talking about bed alarms but ill take another look!
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    To meet this, we are currently revamping our ECG monitoring policy. We SOOO over monitor. And I don't know if you have ever seen what a baby on ECG monitors looks like, but it's smack dab identical to VTACH. LOL! So we have huge amounts of monitor fatigue, but hopefully that will change with the new policies.
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    PedsRN- Who is sponsor of this project in your hospital? Nursing or Biomed?
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    Quote from ~PedsRN~
    To meet this, we are currently revamping our ECG monitoring policy. We SOOO over monitor. And I don't know if you have ever seen what a baby on ECG monitors looks like, but it's smack dab identical to VTACH. LOL! So we have huge amounts of monitor fatigue, but hopefully that will change with the new policies.
    Are your monitors not capable of pedi/neonatal settings for rhythm interpretation? Sheesh.
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    Why in the world don't manufacturers produce equipment that allows you to customize the alarm sounds??? Wouldn't it be great if you could differentiate "your" alarms from everyone else's? As an ICU nurse - you may just 'tune out' alarms because you think it belongs to someone else's patient or an unimportant function.... but if there was some way for alarms to be customized - Yeah!!


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