Alarm management: first things first: using reliable data to eliminate unnecessary alarms.
Vanderveen T. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. November/December 2014;11:38-40,42-45.
Spotlighting the growing concern around alarm fatigue, this magazine article provides an overview of efforts to augment alarm management and offers recommendations for hospitals working to reduce unnecessary alarms, including eliciting insights from nursing staff about areas for improvement and performing direct observations in patient care settings to monitor frequency of alarms.
Evaluation of a nurse-led safety program in a critical care unit.
Saladino L, Pickett LC, Frush K, Mall A, Champagne MT. J Nurs Care Qual. 2013;28:139-146.
An organizational assessment of disruptive clinician behavior: findings and implications.
Walrath JM, Dang D, Nyberg D. J Nurs Care Qual. 2013;28:110-121.
Effects of an intervention to increase bed alarm use to prevent falls in hospitalized patients: a cluster randomized trial.
Shorr RI, Chandler AM, Mion LC, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2012;157:692-699.
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A multidisciplinary approach to reduce central line–associated bloodstream infections.
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