Alarm Management: A Quality Improvement Project to Decreased Non-Actionable Cardiac Telemetry Alarms

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621156
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice
Title:
Alarm Management: A Quality Improvement Project to Decreased Non-Actionable Cardiac Telemetry Alarms
Author(s):
Paarlberg, Tammy
Additional Author Information:
Tammy Paarlberg, DNP(c), RN, tammypaarlberg@gmail.com
Advisors:
Nogueras, Debra J.; Fairley, JoAnna; Damitio, Diane
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2016
Grantor:
Capella University
Abstract:

A high number of non-actionable cardiac alarms compromise patient safety. Up to 99% of telemetry alarms are false or non-actionable, leaving nurses to guess which 1% of alarms are real. This alarm fatigue phenomenon leaves patients vulnerable and nurses guessing. The incorporation of evidence-based guidelines into a policy and guidelines, followed by education, is insufficient to reduce the number of alarms and alarm fatigue. Key stakeholders must make concretive efforts to effect change.  

Keywords:
Alarm Fatigue; Alarm Management; Cardiac Monitor; Telemetry alarms
CINAHL Headings:
Telemetry; Cardiovascular Nursing; Equipment Alarm Systems; Quality Improvement; Program Implementation
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Repository Posting Date:
2016-11-21T14:53:57Z
Date of Publication:
2016-11-21

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dc.contributor.advisorNogueras, Debra J.en
dc.contributor.advisorFairley, JoAnnaen
dc.contributor.advisorDamitio, Dianeen
dc.contributor.authorPaarlberg, Tammyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-21T14:53:57Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-21T14:53:57Z-
dc.date.issued2016-11-21-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621156-
dc.description.abstract<p>A high number of non-actionable cardiac alarms compromise patient safety. Up to 99% of telemetry alarms are false or non-actionable, leaving nurses to guess which 1% of alarms are real. This alarm fatigue phenomenon leaves patients vulnerable and nurses guessing. The incorporation of evidence-based guidelines into a policy and guidelines, followed by education, is insufficient to reduce the number of alarms and alarm fatigue. Key stakeholders must make concretive efforts to effect change.  </p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectAlarm Fatigueen
dc.subjectAlarm Managementen
dc.subjectCardiac Monitoren
dc.subjectTelemetry alarmsen
dc.titleAlarm Management: A Quality Improvement Project to Decreased Non-Actionable Cardiac Telemetry Alarmsen_US
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorCapella Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
dc.primary-author.detailsTammy Paarlberg, DNP(c), RN, tammypaarlberg@gmail.comen
thesis.degree.year2016en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practiceen
dc.subject.cinahlTelemetryen
dc.subject.cinahlCardiovascular Nursingen
dc.subject.cinahlEquipment Alarm Systemsen
dc.subject.cinahlQuality Improvementen
dc.subject.cinahlProgram Implementationen
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