Early response to pulse oximetry alarms with telemetry

  title={Early response to pulse oximetry alarms with telemetry},
  author={Mark A. Klaas and Eugene Y. Cheng},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Monitoring},
Twenty ICU patients were monitored for an average of 45 hr each, with both bedside and nursing station monitors, which were set to alarm audibly if the patient’s oxygen saturation dropped below 90%. Bedside alarms alerted caregivers to 51 of the 74 hypoxemic events; central alarms alerted personnel to the other 23 events. The alarms led to a change in… CONTINUE READING