Clinicians' opinions on alarm limits and urgency of therapeutic responses.

  title={Clinicians' opinions on alarm limits and urgency of therapeutic responses.},
  author={Erkki Koski and Aki M{\"a}kivirta and T Sukuvaara and Aarno Kari},
  journal={International journal of clinical monitoring and computing},
  volume={12 2},
To survey the routine use of bedside multivariable monitors in monitoring cardiac postoperative patients, 23 experienced anesthesiologists and cardiac surgeons were first asked to list which variables and what limit alarms they used. Then they defined to what extent the variables' values were allowed to deviate before therapeutic actions were needed. Typically, limit alarms were applied to heart rate and end-tidal CO2. For clinical assessment of a patient's state, the clinicians usually… CONTINUE READING

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