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223 - Prevention of "Alarm Fatigue": A Patient Safety Initiative Utilizing Nursing Informatics Strategies

‐ Mar 29, 2014 1:00pm

This session shares successful guidelines to ultimately prevent “alarm fatigue” caused by physiological monitoring equipment, while understanding the nurse’s response to alarms and how alarm settings are documented.

To download your CPHIMS/CAHIMS continuing education tracking form, click here.

Contact hours available until 3/29/2016.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Speakers, Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and ANIA.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5387.

This program is approved for up to 1.00 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).


  • Define a nuisance alarm.
  • Identify what is an actionable alarm.
  • Discuss what equipment creates the most alarm fatigue.
  • Review the 2014 NPSG (National Patient Safety Goal).
  • Explain ways that a practice can change to minimize alarm fatigue.
  • Prepare an implementation plan in the organization where alarms are actionable.