Nursing: Alarm Fatigue: How One Health System Took Action Against this Common Problem

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About the Course


Audience: The target audience for this educational program is nurses who interact with alarm systems in a clinical setting.

Course Overview: The following program will provide information about the influence of human factors on the phenomenon of alarm fatigue and will describe interventions based on a proactive risk assessment analysis that may mitigate alarm fatigue in nurses.

Objectives:

  • Describe human factors and their influence on systematic issues in an organization.
  • Define failure mode effects analysis and discuss its implications.
  • Describe four interventions that have the potential to reduce alarm fatigue.

About the Author

Lilly M. Guardia-LaBar, RN, MS, CIC, and Elizabeth Scruth, RN, PhD, MPH, FCCM, CCNS, CCRN 

Ms. Guardia-LaBar is a Clinical Practice Consultant of the Clinical Effectiveness Team at the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Quality Division

Dr. Scruth is a clinical practice consultant on the clinical effectiveness team for Kaiser Permanente, in the division of Regional Quality and Regulatory Services

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