Alarm management: A quality improvement project to decreased non-actionable cardiac telemetry alarms
Visits vs Downloads
Visitors - World Map
Top Visiting Countries
Top Visiting Cities
Visits (last 6 months)
Downloads (last 6 months)
Popular Works for Paarlberg, Tammy by View
Popular Works for Paarlberg, Tammy by Download
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.
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
|Type||DNP Capstone Project|
|Review Type||None: Degree-based Submission|
|Research Approach||Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice|
Equipment Alarm Systems;
|Advisor||Nogueras, Debra J.;
All rights reserved by the author(s) and/or publisher(s) listed in this item record unless relinquished in whole or part by a rights notation or a Creative Commons License present in this item record.
All permission requests should be directed accordingly and not to the Sigma Repository.
All submitting authors or publishers have affirmed that when using material in their work where they do not own copyright, they have obtained permission of the copyright holder prior to submission and the rights holder has been acknowledged as necessary.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subjects.
Improving clinical alarm fatigue and alarm management competency among critical care nurses by implementing a unit based alarm management bundle Bosma, StephanieClinical alarms are designed to signal an unsatisfactory patient physiological state, alert staff to malfunctioning medical equipment or systems, and warn the operator of potential hazards to the patient. While alarms ...
Get the Beep Out: A QI Project to Decrease Nuisance Physiological Alarms in a Medical ICU Maine, Jeanine (2018-07-03)Background: Upwards of 99% of physiological alarms may not require intervention and make monitoring devices unreliable. Over time, the unreliability of monitoring devices creates desensitization and can lead to patient ...
Decreasing the Inappropriate Use of Telemetry in a Community Hospital Matney, Jennifer E.; DeSilva, Eliot (2017-10-20)This presentation will describe a quality improvement project undertaken to decrease alarm fatigue and inappropriate use of telemetry in non-critically ill hospitalized patients by implementing process changes to improve ...
12-lead ECG monitoring with the EASI System in the OR: A quality improvement project Stephenson, Marilyn S.The intent of this project was to assess current use and knowledge of the EASITM system, educate anesthesia providers about the EASITM system, and re-assess knowledge and use of this system in clinical practice. The use ...
Decreasing compassion fatigue and burnout in nursing through mindfulness: A quality improvement project Redmann, AndreaNature and scope of the project: Health care professionals are at risk for developing compassion fatigue and burnout, which creates a decrease in productivity, increases the risk for medication and medical errors, and ...