Groups target alarm fatigue at hospitals

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April 18, 2011
The Boston Globe    
Posted in News, PND News

"The national organization that accredits hospitals will tackle the failure of medical staff to respond to patient alarms, making it a top priority this year. The decision follows a growing number of instances in which desensitized nurses didn’t hear or ignored beeping monitors warning that a patient was in trouble. 'There is uniform agreement that this is a major problem' that appears to be worsening, Dr. Paul Schyve, a senior vice president at the Joint Commission, said in a telephone interview." (04/18/11)  

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