Strategies for Managing Alarm Fatigue

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Strategies for Managing Alarm Fatigue

Description

Strategies for Managing Alarm Fatigue is a clinical toolkit that provides evidence-based strategies, resources, best practices, and change implementation tools for reducing the impact of environmental alarms, thereby improving patient safety and increasing workplace effectiveness.

Alarm fatigue materials include the following:

  • Managing Alarm Fatigue: New Approaches and Best Practices
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses practice alert: Alarm Management
  • Managing alarm fatigue teaching presentation
  • E-mail message sample: strategies for managing alarm fatigue
  • Huddle script sample: strategies for managing alarm fatigue
  • Newsletter article sample: strategies for managing alarm fatigue
  • Alarm management performance improvement plan
  • Journal article: “Monitor Alarm Fatigue: Standardizing Use of Physiological Monitors and Decreasing Nuisance Alarms”
  • Journal club questions sample: strategies for managing alarm fatigue
Change implementation tools include the following:
  • Roadmap for implementing change (general)
  • Roadmap for implementing change (alarm management)
  • Unit gap analysis: strategies for managing alarm fatigue
  • Change readiness assessment

Developer:

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Funding Sources:

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

History

Release Date: 2014
Original Summary: June 2014
Last Updated: 06/18/14

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