Alarm Management: A Quality Improvement Project to Decreased Non-Actionable Cardiac Telemetry Alarms
Review TypeNone: Degree-based Submission
Repository Posting Date2016-11-21T14:53:57Z
TypeDNP Capstone Project
Level of EvidenceOther
Research ApproachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practice
CINAHL HeadingsTelemetry; Cardiovascular Nursing; Equipment Alarm Systems; Quality Improvement; Program Implementation
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.
Degree GrantorCapella University
Date of Publication2016-11-21
NotesThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
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