Alarm Essays

  • Alarm Fatigue

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    Hello Professor and class, Alarm fatigue or alert fatigue occurs when one is exposed to a large number of frequent alarms and consequently becomes desensitized to them. It has emerged as a growing concern for patient safety in healthcare. Medical device alarms are designed to notify problems and save lives, but excessive and misleading alerts remain a leading technological hazard in hospitals. We encounter hundreds of alarms each day, which create a cacophony and it distract and desensitize our response

  • Alarm Fatigue Analysis

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    that will Drive Improvement Alarm fatigue is one issues that I notice nurses deal with daily. The constant ringing of alarms from call light, ventilators, feeding tubes, iv pumps and cardiac monitor can lead to a stressful day for a nurse. These are a few things that eventually cause nurses to tone out alarms and place patient safety at risk. Mr. John Doe was admitted with Atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response (afib with rvr) to a small unit. His alarm had been alarming all day with

  • Patient Safety Alarms

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    settings utilize medical devices that are equipped with safety alarms. These alarms are intended to alert the staff of changes in a patient’s condition. Unfortunately, these medical devices are causing adverse effects to patients and staff. The Joint Commission is an organization that evaluates and sets standards for health care facilities to ensure patient safety. The Joint Commission continues to recognize the need to improve alarm management as one of the 2016 National Patient Safety Goals (Joint

  • Alarm Fatigue Analysis

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    Alarm fatigue is a growing problem that causes nurses to feel overwhelmed and not perform to the best of their abilities. Many people don’t understand the concept of alarm fatigue until they are in a hospital and hear the different noises going on first hand. Alarm fatigue occurs when nurses or other health care members have sensory overload due to the alarms, which then lead to ignoring the alarms raising concerns with patient safety (Horkan, 2014). While nurses are working on a floor there are

  • Alarm Fatigue Case Study

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    Alarm fatigue is a growing concern in our healthcare system and nursing care today. Studies have shown that as many as 86% to 99.4% of alarms that sound by physiological monitors are false-positives that do not result in a change in patient care (Graham, 2010). The primary objective of physiological alarms on the nursing units is to notify the clinicians to a patient’s deteriorating status in order for timely and proper action to be taken before an adverse outcome occurs. Due to the high volume of

  • Alarm Fatigue Research Paper

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    Introduction Alarms sound around-the-clock in acute care settings, subjecting staff to a constant barrage of noises in the workplace. Alarms were designed to alert providers of abnormal values; unfortunately, because of the high sensitivity of these devices, there is very low specificity. Low specificity coupled with the human factor compromises patient safety. When alarms are missed or when there is a delay in response, alarm fatigue is often to blame. This paper summarizes the factors contributing

  • Reducing Alarm Fatigue Research Paper

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    Reducing Alarm Fatigue to Improve Patient Safety Ashley E. Mullins Baker University School of Nursing Reducing Alarm Fatigue to Improve Patient Safety The cacophonous, resounding clang of the alarm can be the gatekeeper between life and death for a patient. Alarms bring providers to the rescue and allow for an array of immediate interventions, from preventing a disoriented patient from falling to signaling impending medical crisis or malfunction of vital assistive equipment. Much of the time,

  • Why We Need A Smoke Alarm Essay

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    THE BEEP WHERE YOU SLEEP; EVERY BEDROOM NEEDS A WORKING SMOKE ALARM Have you ever wondered the need for a smoke alarm in the bedroom? Smoke alarms alert you of a fire in your home. America's fire death rate is one of the highest per capita in the industrialized world. Fire kills approximately 3,000 and injures approximately 20,000 people each year. The majority of deaths are in homes without a working smoke alarm. A smoke alarm greatly reduces your chances of dying in a fire. Firefighters

  • The Importance Of Alarm Clocks

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    Alarm clocks. The beep-beep-beeping at early hours of the morning signal that it is time to get yourself ready for a long day at school. But that snooze button is so tempting. Just five more minutes, you tell yourself. Next thing you know, you are late to school, left your math homework on the table, and forgot your running shoes for practice after school. Teenagers are the definition of lazy, tired and moody. Though it may seem like it, it mostly isn’t our fault. Biological clocks, early mornings

  • Practices to Support Alarm in the Hospital Setting

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    Clinical alarms hazards threat hospital settings. There were “566 deaths related to monitoring alarms” reported from a separate Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database (Cvach, 2012, p. 269). Pelletier (2013) reported one of the biggest contributing factors to patient deaths was related to “alarm fatigue” (p. 292). The purpose of this paper is to review research and explore best practices to support alarm management and the prevention of alarm fatigue and patient harm

  • How do deaf people use telephones? What about doorbells and alarm clocks?

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    How do deaf people use telephones? What about doorbells and alarm clocks? There are many everyday devises that we hearing people take for granted, among these are telephones, smoke alarms, doorbells, and alarm clocks. When we look at how members of the deaf community use these everyday items we must consider that members within the community have very different communication needs, abilities, and preferences. Hard-of-hearing people for example can use a standard telephone with the addition of a

  • Essay On Alarm Fatigue

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    Alarm Fatigue a Sentinel Event It’s hard to leave a loved one in a hospital bed when night falls. Family members leave with a sense of responsibility, guilt, and sadness. They leave relying on the nurse to watch and care for their sick family member. Therefore, it is heart breaking to find out the next morning your loved one has suffered great brain damage due to nurses failing to check on alarm sounds. Now, the family is put on the spot to continue life support or disconnect their family member

  • Report on Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire

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    At 2215 hrs, on November 28, 1942, Fire Alarm Headquarters from Box 1514, situated at Stuart and Carver streets, received an alarm. When the responding apparatus arrived they found a small car fire at the corner of Stuart Street and Broadway. After the fire was extinguished the firefighters were about to return to quarters when their attention was called to smoke emanating from the Cocoanut Grove Nightclub a few doors away. Upon their arrival at the entrance of the Broadway lounge on Broadway they

  • Babbitt By Lewis Sinclair

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    possessions and social status as ways to measure the worth of an individual. The first of there occurrences comes early in the book when Babbitt boasts about his luxurious alarm clock. "It was the best of nationally advertised and quantitatively produced alarm-clocks, with all modern attachments, including cathedral chime, intermittent alarm, and a phosphorescent dial. Babbitt was proud of being awakened by such a rich device." All of Babbitt's actions and thoughts are controlled by the standards of

  • My College Experience

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    life. What are those things one takes for granted while living at home, and attending high school? What changes does one face upon entering college? Just think of all the times the alarm clock did not go off, and mom was there to make sure school was still reached on time. When the alarm clock fails to go off at college, then the first class of the day is simply missed. At home breakfast is made to order: eggs, bacon, pancakes, or even French toast. In college one finds

  • Advertising in America

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    night. They show a family in the quiet suburbs with a nice home in a nice neighborhood. They show a burglar trying to break into the home which is un-successful due to the alarm system in the home. It the shows the family being woken by the sound of the alarm followed by a call from the professionals at adt who monitor all the alarms. The person on the phone tells the family to remain calm and notifies them that authorities are on the way. This is a solid example of advertising playing on American fears

  • The Day After Getting Drunk

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    the day after began. I woke up to my phones alarm going off at 8:30 a.m., all I remember was “I’d give you a ring and I promise you things I’d always thought we’d do” I was dreaming about something and my “Best of Intentions” ring tone was blaring in my ear. Good thing I woke up, because I don’t even remember setting my alarm. I must have done that when I was sober and thinking about the day ahead. I laid there in bed thinking of why I had my alarm set, and then it hit me. My mom is in town, and

  • Our Environment is Doomed

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    Some environmentalist doomsday scenarios have already saved our lives -- for example, the alarm sounded about the ozone layer. Environmental science is like any other branch of science; it is a human activity that finds consensus on powerfully-supported theories, and disagreement on weakly-supported ones. That some conservatives would take only the disagreements that later proved wrong, compile them into a list and provide this as "proof" that environmentalists are conducting "junk science" is highly

  • We Are Living in a Corporate Dystopia

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    A Corporate Dystopia Our children are being brainwashed. Not overtly, mind you, and not in any way that would be so violent as to cause alarm with most parents, but subtly and persistently, powerful entities are programming and transforming the next generation of American citizens into obedient attendants and mindless drones. Without the necessary steps taken to prevent it, our future will lie in the hands of men and women who, instead of using a well-cultivated intellect, will feign attack

  • Fraternization

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    of that we, the students enrolled in the school, can't show our affection to each other. I mean just think about it, if a student is going to harass someone they are going to do it, but if they are just showing affection their is no reason for alarm. I mean if you think about it, we wouldn't touch each other if we didn't want to. So, all public displays of affection at school would be consentual, therefore it's not sexual harassment. Not only is it good for the person receiving the PDA, but