Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Nurses Can Become Desensitized To Hospital Sounds

Yesterday, Michele Norris, host of the National Public Radio program, All Things Considered, had a conversation with Boston Globe reporter Liz Kowalczyk regarding her investigation on how hospital staff can ignore or not react with urgency to patient alarms. The interview discussed the issues with cardiac monitors whether it is the lack of nurses monitoring their status or how patients who do not require their use causing many false alarms, thus creating what the interviewee claims, 'alarm fatigue'.

Click here to access the transcript of the conversation.

Click here to download the audio interview (MP3 format).

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