Solving alarm fatigue with smartphone technology Journal Article


Authors: Short, K.; Chung, Y. Jr
Article Title: Solving alarm fatigue with smartphone technology
Abstract: Alarms were developed to improve patient safety, but alarm fatigue may put patients at higher risk for harm. This article recounts one acute care institution's search for a better alarm management solution using smartphone technology to replace its beeper-based system for telemetry alarm events. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords: psychology; pilot study; pilot projects; patient safety; nursing staff, hospital; telemetry; nursing staff; nursing evaluation research; smartphone; procedures; hospital subdivisions and components; dysthymia; alarm monitor; humans; human; hospital units; alarms; smartphones; alarm fatigue; cardiac monitoring; telemetry monitoring; clinical alarms; mental fatigue
Journal Title: Nursing
Volume: 49
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0360-4039
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins  
Date Published: 2019-01-01
Start Page: 52
End Page: 57
Language: English
DOI: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000549728.37810.d9
PUBMED: 30586051
PROVIDER: scopus
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