Alarm Fatigue: Implications for Patient Safety | New Current Topics Video Available

 Published: April 3, 2019

By: Heather Willden


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This episode of the Current Topics in Respiratory Care video series features Marc Schlessinger, RRT, RRT-NPS, MBA, FACHE, presenting “Alarm Fatigue: Implications for Patient Safety.”

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A major focus of Joint Commission surveys for the next several years will be clinical alarm management. One key component of clinical alarm management is alarm fatigue. There has been much work done on physiologic monitoring and the attention will be now moving toward ventilator alarms. This presentation will help therapists take an objective look at alarm fatigue as it pertains to mechanical ventilation as well as BiPAP, ETCO2 and Pulse Oximeters.

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Heather Willden

Heather Willden is the Director of Governance and Strategic Initiatives for the AARC where she works with state affiliates as the HOD liaison. She also manages DEI efforts and strategic initiatives. Connect with her about these topics by email, AARConnect or LinkedIn. When she's not working, you can find her podcasting with her husband, exploring new hiking trails, photographing, and spending time with her family.

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