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Effect of a Nurse-Managed Telemetry Discontinuation Protocol on Monitoring Duration, Alarm Frequency, and Adverse Patient Events


Published on: 04.11.2017
Associated with: April/June 2017, Volume 32, Issue 2; Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 32(2):126-133, April/June 2017

Telemetry monitoring is a limited resource. This quality improvement project describes a nurse managed telemetry discontinuation protocol to stop telemetry monitoring when it is no longer indicated. After implementing the protocol, data were collected for 6 months and compared to preintervention. There was a mean decrease in telemetry monitor usage and likelihood of remaining on a telemetry monitor until discharge. Learn about this nurse-managed telemetry discontinuation protocol – watch the video and then read the article.

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