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NewsCap: In response to the continuing problem of alarm fatigue

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: July 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 7 - p 16
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000431905.27355.2b
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In response to the continuing problem of alarm fatigue, particularly in critical care, telemetry, and general medicine hospital departments, the Joint Commission has issued a Sentinel Event Alert with recommendations on ways to reduce patient harm. The alert also proposes the possible development of a National Patient Safety Goal, because solutions require “leadership and a multidisciplinary approach.”

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