Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Webinar to Help Nurses Manage Alarm Fatigue

Advance Healthcare Network for Nurses is hosting a webinar on the issue of nurses facing alarm fatigue. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 3:00pm-4:00pm ET. The webinar will provide information about:
  • Current literature on alarm fatigue.
  • Systems and human issues that contribute to alarm fatigue.
  • A system wide approach that can be developed to address alarm fatigue.
The webinar will also feature a question and answer session. Registration is available here. The webinar is sponsored by Covidien.

An INQRI-funded study found a unique way to use different sounds to reduce alarm fatigue and help keep patients safe. Led by Tracey Yap and Jay Kim the team used music to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers. The study used music to cue patients in long-term care facilities to move in order to avoid getting pressure ulcers. The music also cued staff to help to move those patients who could not move on their own.

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