Quite Alarming! Reducing the Incidence of False Alarms to Prevent Alarm Fatigue

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601940
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Quite Alarming! Reducing the Incidence of False Alarms to Prevent Alarm Fatigue
Other Titles:
Alarm Fatigue and Its Issues [Session]
Author(s):
Zepeda, Mychell G.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Epsilon
Author Details:
Mychell G. Zepeda, RN, PCCN, mychell.zepeda@unitypoint.org
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: After attending AACN NTI 2013, the NTI Action Pak ' Alarm Management was presented to the cardiac performance improvement council. The council reviewed the literature, including the AACN Practice Alert on Alarm Fatigue.' Excessive alarms, especially false ones, can desensitize medical personnel causing delay or no response that may lead to an adverse event. A false alarm is when an alarm sounds in response to inappropriate stimuli.' A true alarm is when an alarm sounds in response to an event that needs an action.' To assess our current situation with alarm management, a pre-data survey was sent to cardiac nurses to determine if the skin prep EBP guidelines were being utilized in daily practice.' The survey included these questions: 1. How often do you prep the skin prior to electrode placement? and 2) How often do you change the electrode patches?'' In addition, data was collected on 57 telemetry patients on the cardiac and noncardiac units who are monitored at a central station.' The data captured all arrhythmia alarms: false and true alarms and causes of alarms. Data was collected for 24 hours per patient. ''
Keywords:
alarm; fatigue; telemetry
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15G13
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleQuite Alarming! Reducing the Incidence of False Alarms to Prevent Alarm Fatigueen
dc.title.alternativeAlarm Fatigue and Its Issues [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorZepeda, Mychell G.en
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Epsilonen
dc.author.detailsMychell G. Zepeda, RN, PCCN, mychell.zepeda@unitypoint.orgen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601940-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: After attending AACN NTI 2013, the NTI Action Pak ' Alarm Management was presented to the cardiac performance improvement council. The council reviewed the literature, including the AACN Practice Alert on Alarm Fatigue.' Excessive alarms, especially false ones, can desensitize medical personnel causing delay or no response that may lead to an adverse event. A false alarm is when an alarm sounds in response to inappropriate stimuli.' A true alarm is when an alarm sounds in response to an event that needs an action.' To assess our current situation with alarm management, a pre-data survey was sent to cardiac nurses to determine if the skin prep EBP guidelines were being utilized in daily practice.' The survey included these questions: 1. How often do you prep the skin prior to electrode placement? and 2) How often do you change the electrode patches?'' In addition, data was collected on 57 telemetry patients on the cardiac and noncardiac units who are monitored at a central station.' The data captured all arrhythmia alarms: false and true alarms and causes of alarms. Data was collected for 24 hours per patient. ''en
dc.subjectalarmen
dc.subjectfatigueen
dc.subjecttelemetryen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:59:38Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:59:38Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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