Managing Alarm Fatigue: New Approaches and Best Practices
Marjorie Funk RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, FAHA; Maria Cvach RN, MSN, CCRN; Sue Sendelbach RN, PhD, CCNS, FAHA
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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Discuss how alarm management can enhance patient safety.
  • Identify 2 current best practices to optimize monitor alarms.

Continuing Education Information

CE ID: WB0004
Total Contact Hours: 0.50
Pharma Hours: 0.0
Synergy Cat: A
Test Expires: 6/1/2016


ECRI Institute identifies Alarm hazards as its top health technology hazard for 2013. The number of medical devices, each with its own alarm, has become increasingly present in the acute and critical care environment. The panelists will discuss the scope of the problem of alarm fatigue, how managing environmental alarms can improve patient safety and strategies each nurse can employ to create a quieter, more effective workplace.

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