Knowledge Assignment: Alarm Fatigue

Knowledge Assignment: Alarm Fatigue

Alarms are intended to alert caregivers of potential patient problems. But if alarms are not properly managed, they can compromise patient safety.

After completing the assigned readings:

  • Respond in one strategy per level.
  • Develop one alarm management and patient safety strategies for each of the following levels of care:
    • Organizational
    • Unit
    • Individual caregiver
  • Review the rubric for more information on how your assignment will be graded.

Please explore the website to write the paper:

Cho, O. M., Kim, H., Lee, Y. W., & Cho, I. (2016). Clinical alarms in intensive care units: Perceived obstacles of alarm management and alarm fatigue in nurses. Healthcare Informatics Research, 22(1), 46–53.…

The Joint Commission. (2013). Sentinel event alert issue 50: Medical device alarm safety in hospitals. Retrieved from

The Joint Commission. (2013). Alarm system safety. R3 Report, 5, 1–3. Retrieved from…

The Joint Commission. (2011). Sound the alarm: Managing physiologic monitoring systems. The Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety, 11(12), 6–8, 11.…

Kinghorn, K. A. (2015). Addressing the problem of alarm fatigue: Enhancing patient safety through cardiac alarm customization (Master’s thesis). Retrieved from…

Plotnick, B. (2018). The best smartphone decibel meter apps to measure noise levels. Retrieved from…

Sendelbach, S., & Funk, M. (2013). Alarm fatigue: A patient safety concern. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 24(4), 378–386. Retrieved from…

Stokowski, L. A. (2014). Time to battle alarm fatigue. Medscape. Retrieved from

Please see attached rubric. Let me know if you have questions

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