Alarm Fatigue In The Hospital: It’s Alarming (Infographic)

A typical 15-bed hospital unit experiences 942 high-priority monitoring alarms each day.1 That’s almost 63 alarms per bed each day, or 40 alarms that nurses are required to tend to each hour. With such a high volume of alarms sounding off regularly, it can be easy for staff to lose a crisis alarm in the mix of continuous beeping. Alarm fatigue is serious.

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About Michele G. Kunz

I am a nursing educator and AHA Certified Instructor and I specialize in providing AHA Certification classes in ACLS, BLS, and PALS to healthcare professionals and students. I am also a certified six-sigma green belt (CSSGB).

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