Alarm fatigue

A New Problem Sounding the Alarms


If you have ever been to a hospital, you know that there are many noises associated with the institution. The beeps of a monitor, the buzzing of a machine, and the other sounds of the instruments are all just a part of a busy hospital unit. However, as nurses and doctors become accustomed to hearing the every-day sounds of their workplace, a very serious problem is emerging. Since most of the noises are false alarms or don’t require action, medical staff are developing what is being known as “alarm fatigue.”


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