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Perceptions and practices related to clinical alarms

Mirhafez, S.R. and Movahedi, A. and Moghadam-Pasha, A. and Mohammadi, G. and Moeini, V. and Moradi, Z. and Kavosi, A. and Aryayi Far, M. (2019) Perceptions and practices related to clinical alarms. Nursing Forum.

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Abstract

Background: Clinical alarms represent the top hazard listed in the �Top Ten Health Technology Hazards� report. Frequent false alarms can disrupt patient care and reduce trust in alarms. Aim: The aim of the present study was to investigate the perceptions and practices of critical and noncritical care nurses regarding clinical alarms. Methodology: This was a descriptive analytical study conducted from October 2016 to February 2017 at three hospitals on 197 nurses at Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences in Neyshabur, Northeastern Iran. Participants were selected through stratified random sampling. The perceptions were measured through the 2011 Health care Technology Foundation Clinical Alarms Survey. Results: More than half of the nurses believed that frequent false alarms reduced trust in alarms, leading nurses to inappropriately disable alarms. The nurses ranked frequent false alarms as the most important issue in response to alarms. More than 60 of the nurses indicated that they needed more training on the use of bedside and central monitors. Conclusion: The result of this study suggested that frequent false alarms, as the most important issue related to alarms, should be taken into account by hospital administrators and researchers to decrease alarm fatigue and improve alarm system safety. More specialized clinical policies and procedures for alarm management should also be considered. © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: حرفه پزشکی W
مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2019 06:09
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2019 06:09
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/9922

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