Fault Tree Analysis of Clinical Alarms

  title={Fault Tree Analysis of Clinical Alarms},
  author={William A. Hyman and Erin Johnson},
Clinical alarms have a deceptively simple purpose, which is to notify caregivers when a patient or a device needs their attention. This simple concept has been proven to be challenging as the number of available alarms has grown and been poorly integrated. When an anticipated notification is not received or an actual notification is not acted upon in a timely manner, patient harm can occur. In this regard, false alarms have been proven to be highly detrimental to the effective use of clinical… CONTINUE READING