Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center adopts innovative program to reduce alert fatigue for around the clock pulse oximetry monitoring.Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Innovations Exchange. June 18, 2014.
24-Hour inpatient pulse oximetry monitoring reduces rescue events and intensive care unit transfers.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Innovations Exchange. June 18, 2014.
Effective monitoring can enable early detection of deteriorating patients while reducing nuisance alarms. Relating how one hospital implemented round-the-clock monitoring and adjusted alarm thresholds, this article reports results of the program such as fewer patient transfers to the intensive care unit and no subsequent adverse events.