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A Nursing Exec's View on the State of Patient Safety

Posted by Susan Niemeier, MHA, BSN, RN on Mar 18, 2016 @ 09:01 AM

As we reflect on the themes from National Patient Safety Awareness Week, it seems appropriate that we end the work week on an important and relevant topic to most US hospitals: device alarms. The frequency and number of alarms cause a sensory overload condition described as “alarm fatigue”: a desensitization to alarms created by the overwhelming number of alarms, many of which are nuisance or non-actionable alarms. In fact, alarm fatigue has been cited as the leading cause of sentinel events according to The Joint Commission, AAMI Foundation and other organizations. Hospitals still struggle to meet the 2014 and 2016 National Patient Goals to improve the management of those alarms.

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Tags: Patient Safety, Nurses, Alarm Fatigue, Health IT, Clinical

PODCAST: Don't hit the snooze button on alarm management

Posted by Capsule on Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:35 AM

Convergence & Collaboration Podcast: Episode 1

Listen to this episode of Capsule’s Convergence & Collaboration Show to discover the many ways clinical and operational data created by medical devices can be used to improve patient safety and patient satisfaction. Capsule VP of Product Management and Marketing, Kevin Phillips and John Elms, President of Connexall USA discuss the negative consequences of alarm mismanagement, how to prioritize alarms both in number and type, and ideas on how to reduce alarm hazards. This 15 minute conversation is especially timely in light of the Joint Commission’s fast approaching January 2016 deadline requiring hospitals to establish alarms as an organization priority and to identify the most important alarms to manage.

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Tags: Medical Device Integration, Workflow, Alarms and Alerts, Alarm Fatigue, Podcast

Are your medical devices configured to reduce alarm fatigue?

Posted by Monica Demers on May 05, 2015 @ 04:30 AM

 

Blog Series: Medical device integration addresses multiple health technology hazards

As we all know, alarms play an important role in patient care.  But an overload of alarms can be alarming.  Alarm fatigue is most often top of mind; however, missed or unrecognized alarms due to inappropriate alarm configuration, are major contributors to healthcare hazards, according to ECRI. 

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Tags: Medical Device Integration, Patient Safety, Alarms and Alerts, Alarm Fatigue, Health IT, Predictive Analytics

Healthcare technology can be hazardous to your health

Posted by Monica Demers on Mar 29, 2015 @ 02:07 PM

Blog Series: Medical device integration addresses multiple health technology hazards

Caution: Healthcare technology can be hazardous to your health—if it isn’t managed properly, that is. No organization knows this better than the ECRI Institute—the nationally recognized nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care.  Each year, ECRI’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards List has been helping providers identify and address major technology-related problems that can impede clinician effectiveness and compromise patient safety.

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Tags: Medical Device Connectivity, Alarms and Alerts, Alarm Fatigue, Health IT, Clinical Analytics, Medical Device Data

Too Much of a Good Thing?

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Nov 26, 2013 @ 11:43 AM

The Alarming Problem of Alarm Fatigue

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Tags: Medical Device Connectivity, Medical Device Integration, Patient Safety, Alarms and Alerts, Alarm Fatigue

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