The successful implementation of real-time patient safety initiatives has long been a goal of health system leaders. Unfortunately, parsing alarms from individual medical devices, reliance on physical spot checks of patients, and the lack of rules-based advanced analytics to assess a patient’s current condition in real-time or identify signs of deterioration puts that achievement out of reach for many hospitals and health systems.
ECRI’s Top 10 Technology Hazards report for 2019 pertain to alarm settings on mechanical ventilators and multi-parameter physiologic monitors, respectively, that have led to patient harm, principally through the actions of missing clinically-actionable alarms due to inaccurate alarm sensitivity and specificity.
A nursing shift is among the most demanding and stressful of any hospital professional. Alarm inundation and unchecked proliferation only makes that job harder. Here’s how one nurse suggests tackling the problem.
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The successful implementation of patient monitoring initiatives that improve patient safety has long been a goal of healthcare leaders across the country. Unfortunately, parsing notifications from individual medical devices, reliance on physical spot checks of patients, and the lack of rules-based analytics to assess a patient’s current condition in real-time or identify signs of deterioration puts that achievement out of reach for many hospitals and health systems.
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Patient safety in the era of value-based care is increasingly defined as preventing adverse events before emergency interventions or costly escalations are required. However, most common monitoring practices are reactive, not proactive; meaning, interventions are often applied only after a patient has deteriorated.