Impact of Daily Electrocardiographic Electrode Changes upon Technical Related Cardiac Monitor Alarm Events

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/622714
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice
Title:
Impact of Daily Electrocardiographic Electrode Changes upon Technical Related Cardiac Monitor Alarm Events
Author(s):
Smith, Deborah H.
Additional Author Information:
Deborah H. Smith, RN, MAED, MSN, CHCRM, CCRN
Advisors:
Schramm, Jill F.; Hayhurst, Janet; McGinn, Gina
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2017
Grantor:
Capella University
Abstract:

Alarm fatigue occurs when excessive alarms cause nurses to disregard alarms posing a significant patient safety threat. This quality improvement project utilized the plan-do-check-act approach to examine the impact of daily electrocardiographic electrode changes on the frequency of technical related cardiac monitor alarm events on two adult nursing units. All technical related cardiac monitor alarm events decreased during the intervention period; specifically, by 20.6% and 71.0% on the first and second nursing unit respectively.

Keywords:
alarm fatigue; electrocardiographic electrodes; alarm management; patient safety
CINAHL Headings:
Equipment Alarm Systems; Fatigue; Patient Safety; Electrocardiography
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:
2017-09-21T18:25:37Z
Date of Publication:
2017-09-21

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dc.contributor.advisorSchramm, Jill F.en
dc.contributor.advisorHayhurst, Janeten
dc.contributor.advisorMcGinn, Ginaen
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Deborah H.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-21T18:25:37Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-21T18:25:37Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-21-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/622714-
dc.description.abstract<p>Alarm fatigue occurs when excessive alarms cause nurses to disregard alarms posing a significant patient safety threat. This quality improvement project utilized the plan-do-check-act approach to examine the impact of daily electrocardiographic electrode changes on the frequency of technical related cardiac monitor alarm events on two adult nursing units. All technical related cardiac monitor alarm events decreased during the intervention period; specifically, by 20.6% and 71.0% on the first and second nursing unit respectively.</p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectalarm fatigueen
dc.subjectelectrocardiographic electrodesen
dc.subjectalarm managementen
dc.subjectpatient safetyen
dc.titleImpact of Daily Electrocardiographic Electrode Changes upon Technical Related Cardiac Monitor Alarm Eventsen_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.detailsDeborah H. Smith, RN, MAED, MSN, CHCRM, CCRNen
thesis.degree.year2017en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practiceen
dc.subject.cinahlEquipment Alarm Systemsen
dc.subject.cinahlFatigueen
dc.subject.cinahlPatient Safetyen
dc.subject.cinahlElectrocardiographyen
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