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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

Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://www.aacn.org/dm/practice/actionpakdetail.aspx?itemid=28337

Developer

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Funding Sources

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 2014
  • Original Summary: 06/2014
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Last updated: June 18, 2014.