Quote from Emergent
An anesthesiologist went crazy, turning off alarms due to alarm fatigue. The recovery nurse kept trying to turn the alarms back on. He, then, totally lost it.
"Totally lost it" is a spot on phrase, Emergent.
We really don't know what makes someone snap, but it does happen. We here on AN.com have been affected by a somewhat similar, although more in magnitude, tragedy.
Endeavors to try and understand are more fruitful and can raise our consciousness more than outright degradation and punishment of the individual.
I remember seeing years ago testing where cats were hooked up to electrodes in their brains. A charge sent to the electrodes caused the cats to react violently.
Years ago, I was chatting with a neurologist and asked him if an emotionally explosive episode was not unlike a seizure, in that an overload of chemical-electro stimulation was taking place. He agreed the two were similar.
Now, I'm not excusing this anesthesiologists actions, but am considering other reasons for his behavior.