Battling Clinical Alarm Fatigue for Nurses

Expiration Date
Apr 01, 2023
Media Format
interactive
MOC Approved
No
Activity Type
Online
Est. Duration
1 hour
Credits
CNE: 1.00

$150

Quantity: 1

Target Audience

Nurses of all specialties as well as selected groups of practicing practitioners. This topic is relevant to all nurses providing patient care and is therefore within the scope of the intended audience.

  • Quality Improvement

Description

Alarm fatigue has been identified as a top-ten risk area in hospitals for over a decade. The Joint Commission added a National Patient Safety Goal on clinical alarm management in 2014 and it continues to be an active goal in the 2020 publication. Nursing leaders and unit staff have been working to perform risk assessments and develop policies to address clinical alarm management and alarm fatigue. Current guidelines and strategies for clinical alarm management to reduce patient risks are included in this course.

Learning Outcomes/Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the concept of “alarm fatigue” and factors that contribute to the issue.
  2. Discuss past and current efforts of industry organizations that focus on alarm safety.
  3. Identify strategies nurses and hospitals can implement to improve patient safety related to clinical alarms.

Release Date:
October 30, 2013
Last Review Date:
April 01, 2020
Expiration Date:
April 01, 2023

Copyright Information

Copyright © 2017-2020

CNE Information

LAMMICO/Medical Interactive designates this enduring material for 1.00 contact hour(s). LAMMICO/Medical Interactive is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Learning Assessment

There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 8 out of 10 correct answers.

Method and Medium

To obtain CNE credit, complete a pretest, view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation and posttest. Once completed, a certificate will be generated for printing.

Analyzing decades of medical malpractice claim data has led the MI faculty to narrow our focus to pinpoint the most important roots of patient safety issues across a host of medical specialties. When we boil down our collection of risk management education topics, these key concepts most keenly respond to the roots of patient safety issues: 

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Cognition

Error in the mental action or process of learning can lead to adverse events stemming from inaccurate or incomplete thinking, perceiving, experiencing, recognizing, remembering and judging. Courses marked with this designation indicate that information presented within that specific education activity will illuminate actionable ways to improve analysis and synthesis of information, diagnosis and clinical decision making. 


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Communication

Misunderstandings can lead to adverse events arising from errors in written, verbal and non-verbal information exchange. Courses marked with this designation indicate that concepts presented within that specific education activity will feature actionable ways to improve mutual understanding between healthcare providers and/or between medical professionals and their patients. 


Risk Management Concept: Performance - Icon of spedometer

Performance

Reactive behavior resulting in inaccuracy, incompletion, expensive and untimely tasks can lead to adverse events arising from poor execution of an action and/or fulfillment of a request. Courses marked with this designation indicate that the specific education activity will present realistic ways to apply learning, implement changes in a medical practice, improve competencies, critically assess performance, and utilize and incorporate evidence-based best practices. 


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Professionalism

Breach of competency standards and ethical values can result in adverse events stemming from a misunderstanding of professional expectations. Courses marked with this designation indicate that the education activity will clarify professional expectations in an effort to improve advocacy and participation, provider wellness, ethical decisions, cultural competence, professional organization participation, and adherence to patient care guidelines. 


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System

System errors in medicine primarily consist of interrelated and interdependent components that habitually influence one another, and can often result in adverse consequences. Courses marked with this designation indicate that the education activity will present ways to address legal and regulatory issues, coordination of care and teamwork, electronic health record IT issues, policies and procedures, cost and risk benefits, and quality improvement activities. 

Disclosure Policy

LAMMICO requires authors, speakers, planners, faculty and all those who influence the content of a CNE activity to disclose any financial relationships they have with commercial interests that are relevant to the activity. The disclosures shall be reviewed for any conflict of interest and subject to a mechanism for resolution of conflict of interest. A disclosure statement of relevant financial relationships will be made to the audience prior to the activity.

Disclosure Statement

The authors, editors, reviewers and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with an ANCC-defined commercial interest to disclose.

Editor(s)

Amanda Martin-Sanchez, MEd, BSN, RN, CNOR - Read Bio

Tinisia Green, MA, LAc. - Read Bio

Managing Editor(s)

Dawer Azizi, MHA, BSN, RN, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management

Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Lead Nurse Planner

Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members (Education Council)

Dawer Azizi, MHA, BSN, RN, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management

Geri Cook, RHIA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Risk Management Manager

Carol A. Curran, RNC, MS, OGNP, LAMMICO Senior Perinatal Educator and Medical Interactive Business Specialist

Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Karen K. Davis, MA, CPHRM, LAMMICO CME/CNE Writer/Editor

Joseph Tran, Attorney at Law, Legal Counsel – Medical Interactive

Amanda Martin-Sanchez, MEd, BSN, RN, CNOR, LAMMICO CME/CNE Educator

Lynne Vega, RN, LAMMICO Hospital RM Specialist

Lynda Sanders, LAMMICO Continuing Education Specialist

Karen Tong, Patient Representative and LAMMICO Communication Strategist

Electronic Hardware and Software Requirements

To view our online presentations, your computer must meet the requirements below:

Hardware: Participants must have a personal computer with internet connection and speakers or an iOS or Android phone.

Operating System

Windows or Mac OS for desktop computers.

iOS or Android for mobile devices

Browser

Firefox 55 or above

Chrome 60 or above

IE 10 or above

Safari 11 or above

Bandwidth

High Speed or DSL

Web Master Contact Information

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