What Does Alarm Fatigue Mean for Clinicians?

Alarm fatigue—the condition in which doctors and nurses begin to take less notice to various alarms within hospitals—has a lot of serious side effects for hospitals. It is thought that up to 85 percent of alarms don’t necessitate interaction with a clinician, leading many to simply stop hearing them. Yet when an alarm that does require attention sounds but doesn’t get noticed, there can be clear repercussions.

Some hospitals are going to great lengths to prevent alarm fatigue. These solutions are ranging from alarms that don’t all sound the same, to special alarms that only notify individual nurses or doctors when the patients they are assigned to need assistance. Of course, these new solutions come with a price—making it increasingly more important to close your revenue cycles in a timely manner.

For more info about alarm fatigue and how to combat it, you can read the article here.

 

 


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