Alarm management: A quality improvement project to decreased non-actionable cardiac telemetry alarms
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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.
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