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BMC alleviates alarm fatigue by decreasing noise

Boston Medical Center successfully reduced audible alarms as a way to combat alarm fatigue and improve patient safety. The hospital, one of two in the country that spearheaded this issue, implemented a novel cost-effective approach during a six-week pilot program that resulted in a drastic drop in audible alarms. The successful approach has since been expanded to all Boston Medical Center inpatient medical surgical units and is being touted as a model for other hospitals working to combat alarm …

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/bum…

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