Using surveillance monitoring as a catalyst for change: Decreasing over-utilization of telemetry monitoring
Emily S. Moser, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC - Clinical Education Services, Carolinas Healthcare System-NorthEast, Concord, North Carolina, USA
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Remote telemetry monitoring is often over-utilized throughout medical units in the hospital. Substituting an alternative surveillance monitoring device for heart rate and O2 monitoring can help decrease hospital costs, increase flow of patients, and increase nursing time to do other tasks.
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