Alarms Deadline Passes, Hospitals Working Toward Compliance
January 13, 2016 | Strategic Insights for Health System
Hospitals are still implementing strategies to reduce unnecessary alarms and alarm fatigue, according to coverage in the Wall Street Journal. The article cites research indicating that nearly 90% of alarms are either false or do not require action. This leads to alarm fatigue, in which staff are desensitized to any alarm because they constantly sound.