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Hospitals Must Address 'Alarm Fatigue,' Joint Commission Says
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jaysimmons
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4/16/2013 | 6:04:32 AM
re: Hospitals Must Address 'Alarm Fatigue,' Joint Commission Says
In order to reduce alarm fatigue and create an environment where the alarms are actually useful, the right level of training has to be performed, and nurses and doctors together should monitor and adjust alarms accordingly. I have been in so many hospitals where you see alarms just being ignored or improperly adjusted for specific occurrences. Even though I like the idea of having alarms transmitted to smart phones or tablets, if the previous issues arenG«÷t resolved this will only hurt more than help.

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Mathew
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4/11/2013 | 10:29:57 AM
re: Hospitals Must Address 'Alarm Fatigue,' Joint Commission Says
Alarms are easy to create, but take a lot of time and attention to tweak. Still, failing to do so can have extreme repercussions, and not just in the healthcare realm.

In the information security field, intrusions can be difficult to spot because too much alert information isn't delivered in a use-consummable way:
http://www.informationweek.com...

Looking farther afield, the USS Stark was hit by two Exocet missiles fired from an Iraqi fighter. Interestingly, an inquiry into the incident found that the alarms on the Stark's incoming-missile-warning system had been muted:
http://www.jag.navy.mil/librar...
Strgzr
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4/10/2013 | 6:56:05 PM
re: Hospitals Must Address 'Alarm Fatigue,' Joint Commission Says
The Joint Commission causes twenty times more problems than it solves.


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