A quality research study looked at differences in the rates of nuisance alarms between two 34-bed units – one using usual telemetry alarm management and the other using a bundled telemetry alarm intervention. Results are promising.
At Cleveland Clinic, a dedicated off-site central monitoring unit (CMU) provides 24/7 cardiac telemetry monitoring for non-critically ill patients. Standardized criteria and the latest technology is new to the world of telemetry.
A new study in JAMA shows it’s possible to ease cardiac telemetry alarm fatigue while actually reducing cardiopulmonary arrest events. The secret lies in a dedicated off-site central monitoring unit.
Frequent alarms can cause caregivers to become desensitized and compromise patient safety. Cleveland Clinic implemented an ICU alarm reduction initiative to identify necessary alarms and decrease non-actionable ones.