Alarm Fatigue And Medical Malpractice
Individuals in need of medical assistance rely on doctors and nurses to provide care. Since a medical professional can't be inside a hospital room at all times, monitors are equipped with alarms that signal abnormalities. Responding to these alarms is an essential part of any medical professional's daily duties. Unfortunately, many alarms are not answered in a timely fashion. Failure to respond to an alarm could leave a patient with more damage than he or she arrived at the hospital with.