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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218906/addressing-vital-sign-alarm-fatigue-using-personalized-alarm-thresholds
#1
Sarah Poole, Nigam Shah
Alarm fatigue, a condition in which clinical staff become desensitized to alarms due to the high frequency of unnecessary alarms, is a major patient safety concern. Alarm fatigue is particularly prevalent in the pediatric setting, due to the high level of variation in vital signs with patient age. Existing studies have shown that the current default pediatric vital sign alarm thresholds are inappropriate, and lead to a larger than necessary alarm load. This study leverages a large database containing over 190 patient-years of heart rate data to accurately identify the 1st and 99th percentiles of an individual's heart rate on their first day of vital sign monitoring...
2018: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176776/understanding-heart-rate-alarm-adjustment-in-the-intensive-care-units-through-an-analytical-approach
#2
Richard L Fidler, Michele M Pelter, Barbara J Drew, Jorge Arroyo Palacios, Yong Bai, Daphne Stannard, J Matt Aldrich, Xiao Hu
BACKGROUND: Heart rate (HR) alarms are prevalent in ICU, and these parameters are configurable. Not much is known about nursing behavior associated with tailoring HR alarm parameters to individual patients to reduce clinical alarm fatigue. OBJECTIVES: To understand the relationship between heart rate (HR) alarms and adjustments to reduce unnecessary heart rate alarms. METHODS: Retrospective, quantitative analysis of an adjudicated database using analytical approaches to understand behaviors surrounding parameter HR alarm adjustments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160481/stimulus-response-time-to-alarms-of-the-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-safe-care-practices
#3
Andrezza Serpa Franco, Adriana Carla Bridi, Monica de Almeida Karam, Ana Paula Amorim Moreira, Karla Biancha Silva de Andrade, Roberto Carlos Lyra da Silva
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the sound alarms of the Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) during aortic counterpulsation therapy; to measure the stimulus-response time of the team to these; and to discuss the implications of increasing this time for patient safety from the alarm fatigue perspective. METHOD: This is an observational and descriptive study with quantitative and qualitative approach, case study type, carried out in a Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit. RESULTS: The most audible IABP alarm was the one of high priority increased-reduced diastolic blood pressure...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129350/evaluation-of-ecg-algorithms-designed-to-improve-detect-of-transient-myocardial-ischemia-to-minimize-false-alarms-in-patients-with-suspected-acute-coronary-syndrome
#4
Michele M Pelter, Yuan Xu, Richard Fidler, Ran Xiao, David W Mortara, Hu Xiao
BACKGROUND: Patients hospitalized for suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are at risk for transient myocardial ischemia. During the "rule-out" phase, continuous ECG ST-segment monitoring can identify transient myocardial ischemia, even when asymptomatic. However, current ST-segment monitoring software is vastly underutilized due to false positive alarms, with resultant alarm fatigue. Current ST algorithms may contribute to alarm fatigue because; (1) they are not designed with a delay (minutes), rather alarm to brief spikes (i...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112077/technologic-distractions-part-2-a-summary-of-approaches-to-manage-clinical-alarms-with-intent-to-reduce-alarm-fatigue
#5
Bradford D Winters, Maria M Cvach, Christopher P Bonafide, Xiao Hu, Avinash Konkani, Michael F O'Connor, Jeffrey M Rothschild, Nicholas M Selby, Michele M Pelter, Barbara McLean, Sandra L Kane-Gill
OBJECTIVE: Alarm fatigue is a widely recognized safety and quality problem where exposure to high rates of clinical alarms results in desensitization leading to dismissal of or slowed response to alarms. Nonactionable alarms are thought to be especially problematic. Despite these concerns, the number of clinical alarm signals has been increasing as an everincreasing number of medical technologies are added to the clinical care environment. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, SCOPUS, Embase, and CINAHL...
November 3, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079651/frequency-duration-and-cause-of-ventilator-alarms-on-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#6
Gusztav Belteki, Colin J Morley
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency and cause of neonatal ventilator alarms. Neonatal ventilators frequently alarm and also disturb babies, parents and nurses. If frequent they may cause alarm fatigue and be ignored. The number, frequency and details of neonatal ventilator alarms are unreported. METHODS: We developed programs for retrieving and analysing ventilator data each second on alarms and ventilation parameters from 46 babies ventilated with Dräger Babylog VN500 ventilators using various modes...
October 27, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072311/modifications-of-the-national-early-warning-score-for-patients-with-chronic-respiratory-disease
#7
N E Pedersen, L S Rasmussen, J A Petersen, T A Gerds, D Østergaard, A Lippert
BACKGROUND: The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) uses physiological variables to detect deterioration in hospitalized patients. However, patients with chronic respiratory disease may have abnormal variables not requiring interventions. We studied how the Capital Region of Denmark NEWS Override System (CROS), the Chronic Respiratory Early Warning Score (CREWS) and the Salford NEWS (S-NEWS) affected NEWS total scores and NEWS performance. METHODS: In an observational study, we included patients with chronic respiratory disease...
October 26, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063544/best-paper-selection
#8
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Castro GM, Buczkowski L, Hafner JM. The Contribution of Sociotechnical Factors to Health Information Technology-Related Sentinel Events. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2016 Feb;42(2):70-6 https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1553-7250(16)42008-8 Horsky J, Ramelson HZ. Development of a cognitive framework of patient record summary review in the formative phase of user-centered design. J Biomed Inform 2016 Dec;64:147-57 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S153204641630137X?via%3Dihub Kobayashi L, Gosbee JW, Merck DL...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055898/night-time-communication-at-stanford-university-hospital-perceptions-reality-and-solutions
#9
Andrew Jordan Sun, Libo Wang, Minjoung Go, Zac Eggers, Raymond Deng, Paul Maggio, Lisa Shieh
BACKGROUND: Resident work hour restrictions have led to the creation of the 'night float' to care for the patients of multiple primary teams after hours. These residents are often inundated with acute issues in the numerous patients they cover and are less able to address non-urgent issues that arise at night. Further, non-urgent pages may contribute to physician alarm fatigue and negatively impact patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To delineate the burden of non-urgent paging at night and propose solutions...
October 21, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981515/the-heuristics-of-nurse-responsiveness-to-critical-patient-monitor-and-ventilator-alarms-in-a-private-room-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#10
Rohan Joshi, Heidi van de Mortel, Loe Feijs, Peter Andriessen, Carola van Pul
AIM: Alarm fatigue is a well-recognized patient safety concern in intensive care settings. Decreased nurse responsiveness and slow response times to alarms are the potentially dangerous consequences of alarm fatigue. The aim of this study was to determine the factors that modulate nurse responsiveness to critical patient monitor and ventilator alarms in the context of a private room neonatal intensive care setting. METHODS: The study design comprised of both a questionnaire and video monitoring of nurse-responsiveness to critical alarms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902049/spiritual-alarm-fatigue
#11
Susan A Salladay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Christian Nursing: a Quarterly Publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883181/alarm-fatigue-causes-and-effects
#12
Marc Wilken, Dirk Hüske-Kraus, Andreas Klausen, Christian Koch, Wolfgang Schlauch, Rainer Röhrig
The term "Alarm fatigue" is commonly used to describe the effect which a high number of alarms can have on caregivers: Frequent alarms, many of which are avoidable, can lead to inadequate responses, severely impacting patient safety. In the first step of a long-term effort to address this problem, both the direct and indirect impact of alarms, as well as possible causes of unnecessary alarms were focused. Models of these causes and impacts were developed using a scoping review which included guided interviews with experts from medical informatics, clinicians and medical device manufacturers...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809687/sonifeye-sonification-of-visual-information-using-physical-modeling-sound-synthesis
#13
Hessam Roodaki, Navid Navab, Abouzar Eslami, Christopher Stapleton, Nassir Navab
Sonic interaction as a technique for conveying information has advantages over conventional visual augmented reality methods specially when augmenting the visual field with extra information brings distraction. Sonification of knowledge extracted by applying computational methods to sensory data is a well-established concept. However, some aspects of sonic interaction design such as aesthetics, the cognitive effort required for perceiving information, and avoiding alarm fatigue are not well studied in literature...
August 10, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809200/alarm-fatigue-vs-user-expectations-regarding-context-aware-alarm-handling-in-hospital-environments-using-callmesmart
#14
Terje Solvoll, Harald Arntsen, Gunnar Hartvigsen
Surveys and research show that mobile communication systems in hospital settings are old and cause frequent interruptions. In the quest to remedy this, an Android based communication system called CallMeSmart tries to encapsulate most of the frequent communication into one hand held device focusing on reducing interruptions and at the same time make the workday easier for healthcare workers. The objective of CallMeSmart is to use context-awareness techniques to automatically monitor the availability of physicians' and nurses', and use this information to prevent or route phone calls, text messages, pages and alarms that would otherwise compromise patient care...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802348/alarm-safety-and-alarm-fatigue
#15
REVIEW
Kendall R Johnson, James I Hagadorn, David W Sink
Clinical alarm systems have received significant attention in recent years following warnings from hospital accrediting and health care technology organizations regarding patient harm caused by unsafe practices. Alarm desensitization or fatigue from frequent, false, or unnecessary alarms, has led to serious events and even patient deaths. Other concerns include settings inappropriate to patient population or condition, inadequate staff training, and improper use or disabling. Research on human factors in alarm response and of functionality of medical devices will help clinicians develop appropriate policies, practices, and device settings for clinical alarms in neonatal intensive care units...
September 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743153/-how-much-alarm-can-the-human-being-tolerate
#16
Benedikt Lorenz, Jürgen Peters, Ulrich H Frey
Due to growing technisation of intensive care the number of devices with integrated alarm systems is steadily increasing. However, most of the sounding alarms are false alarms causing high levels of frustration, aggression and inappropriate behaviour amongst the medical personnel. All this jeopardises patient care. The high number of alarms also disturb the patients interrupting their sleep and provokes anxiety, and also increases the already high noise level in intensive care units and the operating theatre alike...
July 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574544/monitor-watchers-and-alarm-fatigue-cautious-optimism
#17
EDITORIAL
Halley Ruppel, Marjorie Funk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574535/telemetry-monitor-watchers-reduce-bedside-nurses-exposure-to-alarms-by-intercepting-a-high-number-of-nonactionable-alarms
#18
Sonali Palchaudhuri, Stephanie Chen, Elaine Clayton, Anthony Accurso, Sammy Zakaria
Cardiac telemetry, designed to monitor hospitalized patients with active cardiac conditions, is highly utilized outside the intensive care unit but is also resource-intensive and produces many nonactionable alarms. In a hospital setting in which dedicated monitor watchers are set up to be the first responders to system-generated alerts, we conducted a retrospective study of the alerts produced over a continuous 2-month period to evaluate how many were intercepted before nurse notification for being nonactionable, and how many resulted in code team activations...
June 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567167/nurse-competence-on-physiologic-monitors-use-toward-eliminating-alarm-fatigue-in-intensive-care-units
#19
Azizeh K Sowan, Ana G Vera, Elma I Fonseca, Charles C Reed, Albert F Tarriela, Andrea E Berndt
BACKGROUND: Studies on nurse competence on alarm management are a few and tend to be focused on limited skills. In response to Phase II of implementing the National Patient Safety Goal on clinical alarm systems safety, this study assessed nurses' perceived competence on physiologic monitors use in intensive care units (ICUs) and developed and validated a tool for this purpose. METHODS: This descriptive study took place in a Magnet hospital in a Southwestern state of the U...
2017: Open Medical Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458554/patient-characteristics-associated-with-false-arrhythmia-alarms-in-intensive-care
#20
Patricia R Harris, Jessica K Zègre-Hemsey, Daniel Schindler, Yong Bai, Michele M Pelter, Xiao Hu
INTRODUCTION: A high rate of false arrhythmia alarms in the intensive care unit (ICU) leads to alarm fatigue, the condition of desensitization and potentially inappropriate silencing of alarms due to frequent invalid and nonactionable alarms, often referred to as false alarms. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify patient characteristics, such as gender, age, body mass index, and diagnosis associated with frequent false arrhythmia alarms in the ICU. METHODS: This descriptive, observational study prospectively enrolled patients who were consecutively admitted to one of five adult ICUs (77 beds) at an urban medical center over a period of 31 days in 2013...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
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