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AHRQ Patient Safety Network: Hospital tones down alarms to reduce fatigue, enhance safety.

AHRQ Patient Safety Network

AHRQ Patient Safety Network

Hospital tones down alarms to reduce fatigue, enhance safety.

Olson J. Star Tribune. February 9, 2015.

Alarm fatigue has been recognized as a contributor to serious errors in hospitals. Reporting on how nuisance alarms increase risks, this news article discusses tactics hospitals have implemented to address alarm fatigue, such as changing alert thresholds to reduce unnecessary alarms.

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