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Thoracic Impedance Pneumography–Derived Respiratory Alarms and Associated Patient Characteristics

Author(s): Linda K. Bawua, PhD, MS, RN, AGCNS-BC, Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, Sukardi Suba, MS, RN, ACCNS-AG, Fabio Badilini, PhD, George W. Rodway, PhD, RN, Xiao Hu, PhD, and Michele M. Pelter, PhD, RN

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Sep 01, 2025

Topics: Patient Safety, Pulmonary

Population: Geriatric, Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Respiratory rate (RR) alarms alert clinicians to a change in a patient’s condition. However, RR alarms are common occurrences. To date, no study has examined RR alarm types and associated patient characteristics to guide management strategies. The purpose of this study was to characterize RR alarms by type, frequency, duration, and associated patient demographic and clinical characteristics.


  • Identify 3 types of impedance pneumography (IP) alarms.
  • Describe the most common type of IP alarm.
  • Describe 1 patient, 1 clinical factor, and 1 intensive care unit factor associated with IP alarms.

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Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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