John Zaleski, PhD, CAP, CPHIMS, Chief Analytics Officer of Bernoulli, the real-time leader in patient safety, is featured in the May/June cover story of RT Magazine, “Patient Monitoring and Alarm Fatigue.”
The article notes that alarm fatigue continues to remain a significant patient safety threat and details how clinicians can mitigate this problem.
Zaleski says that hospitals and health systems need better understanding of their current state environment, including clinical workflows, patient cohorts, and assessments in order to develop comprehensive guidelines and protocols for clinical alarm management.
As for solutions, Zaleski recommends one with integration capabilities. “Combinatorial alarms take multiple sources of information and bring it together to corroborate events. This is not simply limited to data extracted in real time from patient care devices at the point of care, but also can be drawn from ancillary sources.”